Blow to DPP after Nakuru West MP Arama acquitted of graft charges

Blow to DPP after Nakuru West MP Arama acquitted of graft charges

Nakuru West legislator Samuel Arama has been acquitted of land-related corruption charges.

Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti who made the ruling cited lack of evidence against the MP and his co-accused.

”I hereby acquit the three accused persons under Section 210 and order their cash bail of Ksh. 1million deposited in court to be refunded to them,” the Milimani Law Courts Chief Magistrate ruled.

Arama was arrested in June 2018 and held at the Railways Police Station in Nakuru before he was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ogoti in Nairobi.

This was after the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji approved six charges to be prefered against him.

“Investigations by EACC revealed that Samuel Arama in collusion with officers from the Nakuru lands registry unlawfully and deceitfully caused illegal registration and issuance of certificate of lease in relation to plot no.6/95 to an alleged individual who has disowned the purported sale agreement entered between Samuel Arama and the alleged individual person,” said the DPP in a statement.

The crime had been alleged to have occurred in August 2015.

The charges that Arama denied in court include abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud, making a document without authority, uttering a document with intent to deceive, obtaining registration of land by false pretenses and knowingly misleading an investigator.

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