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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Former Kiambu land officials in court

Two former directors of Githunguri Constituency Ranching Company Ltd were among 18 people charged with holding an illegal meeting.
Henry Kihoro, a former vice-chairman of the land buying company, former director Francis Kairianja and Ahmed Gikera, along with 15 others, denied the charge before Thika Chief Magistrate Stephen Mbungi.
The prosecution led by Chief Inspector Nancy Muthuri alleges that on March 21 at Kwihota Primary School grounds, the accused persons held an illegal meeting purporting it to have been convened by Githunguri Ranching Company management.
Their lawyer Kiama Wangai objected to the charge terming it as defective, but he was overruled by the magistrate.
The accused were released on a bond of Sh100,000 with a surety of similar amount each or a cash bail of Sh50,000. The case will be heard on May 27.
Kihoro and Gikera have been been leading a campaign against the construction of a Sh4.5 billion sewerage project on land belonging to the company.
The two are involved in a protracted dispute with the Githunguri Company management over the sewage project which saw them charged with malicious damage to property last year.
They had denied willfully and unlawfully uprooting land beacons valued Sh1.2 million. The case is still pending in court.