Woman charged with demanding rent from dead man’s property


Woman charged with demanding rent from dead man's property

In Summary

  • Margaret Wangari Kamande was charged at the Milimani law courts with making false documents after forging a sale agreement purporting to have been prepared by a city lawyer. She also transferred the property to herself.
  • The alleged forged documents indicate that she acquired the property in Umoja, Nairobi from Johnson Miringu Kagondu in 2007 through a sale agreement deal drawn by lawyer Julius Ndichu Kihanya.

A 59-year-old retired primary school teacher was on Friday charged with falsifying property documents belonging to dead businessman in Nairobi.

Margaret Wangari Kamande was charged at the Milimani law courts with making false documents after forging a sale agreement purporting to have been prepared by a city lawyer. She also transferred the property to herself.

The alleged forged documents indicate that she acquired the property in Umoja, Nairobi from Johnson Miringu Kagondu in 2007 through a sale agreement deal drawn by lawyer Julius Ndichu Kihanya.

Kagondu died in the US in 2013 and his son Lemmy Gitau learnt that Kamande was demanding rent from his father’s tenants the following year.

Wangari was also charged with intermeddling with the estate of Kagondu without succession rights on October 26, 2007 by claiming to be Kagondu’s wife.

She also told the court there is a succession case pending at the Murang’a high court over inheritance of the property.

Gitau had sought help of Dandora Housing Development which sold the property to his father in 1976.

The suspect was released on a Ksh.500,000 bond with a surety of similar amount, and an alternative cash bail of Ksh.300,000.

The case will be mentioned on August 30.

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