BY SAM ALFAN .
A former judge and his law firm partner have been handed a reprieve after the prosecution withdrew charges of stealing over Sh6 million from a client.
The office of the Director of Public Prosecution withdrew the charges against Robert Mugo Mutitu and his partner John Njoroge Thiong’o under section 87 of the criminal procedure code.
Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Benard Ochoi allowed the DPP’s application to withdraw charges.
The complaint was filed by Jane Wangui Wahome.
She claimed that the two lawyers stole Sh6,850,000 from her in an offence they allegedly committed on diverse dates between April 22 and May 19, 2021 in Nairobi.
The charge sheet produced in court stated that Mutitu and Thiong’o conspired to steal the money, which the client had paid for the purchase of a piece of land.
Mutitu who was axed from the Judiciary in 2003, in a purge that saw 23 judges and scores of magistrates removed from the bench over allegations of corruption.