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Nairobi lawyer accused of forgery in attempt to have car released by court


Jan 10, 2023
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A Nairobi lawyer has been charged with four counts of giving false information, perjury and forging an official stamp and signature of an Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Lawyer in order to fraudulently secure court orders before Milimani Anti-corruption court.

The advocate, Jack Bigambo appeared before Milimani senior principal magistrate Martha Nanzushi and denied the charges levelled against him by the office of the DPP.

In count one, Bigambo was charged that on February 10, 2022, at Bigambo & Bigambo advocates office in Westlands, with intent to deceive, embossed a false stamp impression in the name of Grace Wambui advocate and commissioner of oaths on a supporting affidavit.

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It was for the purpose of commissioning by purporting it to be a genuine stamp impression of Wambui.

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He was charged with a second count that on the same dates in his Westlands office, he forged a signature on the supporting affidavit in the name of Wambui. He was further charged with fraudulently uttering forged electronic records through High Court Anti-Corruption and Economic Crime Division purporting it to be a genuine miscellaneous application commissioned by Wambui.

“On February 11, 2022, at Bigambo and Bigambo Advocate office in Westlands sub-county, within Nairobi county, in a judicial proceeding, seeking an order of the court for release of a motor vehicle Registration number KCB 717H in the High Court of Kenya in which one Benson Mwangangi Njeru was the applicant and the republic the respondent, in a supporting affidavit allegedly sworn before Grace Wambui Maina, a commissioner of oaths, filed in the said supporting affidavit, knowingly gave false testimony touching on the matter which was material to a question then pending in that proceeding, by embossing a gorged stamp impression in the name of Wambui,” the charge sheet stated in parts.

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The court further heard that on March 9, 2022, at EACC police station, Bikambo informed I.P Abdinoor Diba a police officer that the miscellaneous application of Milimani was commissioned by Magua& Mbatha advocates information he knew to be false.

The said information was said to have caused the officer to believe which he ought not to have done.

Bigambo forged the document in an attempt to have the motor vehicle belonging to Njeru which has since been frozen by the High Court released.

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After denying the charges, the lawyer pleaded for lenient bond terms and requested to be supplied with all documentary evidence material before the hearing of his case

The magistrate however ordered Bigambo to be released on a cash bail of Ksh100,000.

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