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Kimunya claims government witchunt in land case

01 July 2014, 08:01 William Korir

Nairobi - A Company which former cabinet minister Amos Kimunya is accused of fraudulently transferring to a 25-acre piece of land now wants the criminal prosecution case stopped.


Midland limited and its chairman Junghae Wainaina yesterday moved to quote seeking to quash the prosecution trial proceedings against the former Lands minister, Mr Wainaina and a director of Land Adjudication and Settlement Ms Lilian Njenga.


The company and Mr Wainaina allege that the criminal trial has an ulterior motive, is illegal and that the Agriculture ministry wants to deprive Midland ltd its property and investments.


The two allege that the trial is an interference with fair justice, it regards a property subject in another case, is meant to threaten and coax the company to surrender what was lawfully allocated  and so the case needs to be quashed as well as an order issued to prohibit its hearing.


“The ministry is using its considerable weight to use the EACC to deprive a public company its registered property and cause the transfer of the land for its valuable consideration, Midland ltd and Mr Wainana are aggrieved by this violation of right through the start of an illegal criminal prosecution,” said lawyer Tom Maina Macharia.


High Court Judge Weldon Korir gave the company and Mr Wainaina a go ahead to sue the Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and a Milimani law Courts Chief magistrates.


Midland ltd alleges that it is a creation of leaders, residents and mainly farmers from Nyandarua to be an agro processing project meant to add value to agricultural produce from within the county and outside in a bid to boost the potato, carrots, cabbage and horticultural crop farmers’ livelihood.


The company claims other politicians too have shares in the company besides Kimunya’s 1000 shares and are good willed in supporting the farmers.


In their suit papers, the company says farmers requested the government in August 15, 2003 through Mr Kimunya, the then minister, to be allocated land in the Nyandarua Settlement Fund Trustee land which was under-utilized then since it was most suitable as it had ambient temperature and its proximity to Nairobi.


And the Agriculture ministry used to train farmers on how to improve quantity and quality of produce in part of the Settlement’s land which was 72 acres whilst 4acres was used for pasture.


The remaining portion was sizeable enough for sublet hence the proposal to set up the agro-processing plant passed and saw Mr Kimunya announce at a public rally on April 30 2004 that the farmers be allocated the land through the company which was legally transferred and obtained with a deed.


Midland subdivided the land into 6 units however Mr Wainaina was informed by Anti-grafts officials in June 2011that it had placed a restriction on the original Midland title deed and that it was investigating an alleged illegal acquisition of the land from the Settlement Fund Trustees.


Mr Wainana was told that KACC was investigating a complaint regarding the alleged irregular allocation of some land allocated to a company associated with a senior politician from Nyandarua.


In June 2013, Mr Wainaina got a letter from the DPP and the EACC asking him to surrender the land and they first threatened to sue him on the basis of that assertion.


A case was indeed filed in Nakuru on February 19, 2013 but EACC later called him again asking him to appear in court on March 17 to be charged in connection with the land alongside Mr Kimunya and Ms Njenga in a case which the complainant is Dr Romano Kiome a former PS in the ministry of Agriculture who is allegedly the registered proprietor of the land yet the Settlement had never complained.

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