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Mungatana issued Wetangula with 14 bouncing cheques

24 April 2015, 17:05 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - KPA chairman Danson Mungatana issued Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula with bouncing cheques, a court has been told.

The High Court in Nairobi was told by Wetangula's team that Mungatana serviced the CORD co- principal with 14 cheques in seeking to repay a KES 12 million personal loan in 2010.

Mungatana insists that the money was for a high risk business that failed to pay dividends and thus owes Wetangula nothing and should not be forced to repay the money.

Judge David Onyancha ordered Mungatana to deposit KES 6 million by noon Friday to allow a stay of execution stopping Wetangula from forcefully reclaiming his money since he had appealed the judgement in advance.

That said, Mungatana will be fighting a tough battle to convince the court that he does not owe Wetangula the money.

There is evidence in court to show that Mungatana did indeed receive the money from Wetangula and also to show that he paid the bounced cheques 14 of them to Wetangula.

There is also written notification to Wetangula to state that the cheques had indeed bounced due to insufficient funds in Mungatana's accounts.

Judge Onyancha also alluded to the fact that Mungatana had not denied that he had written cheques to Wetangula and also said that the former Garsen MP has to prove that he had the said risky business venture with Wetangula in-order to change the ruling to pay the money back to the CORD co principal.

" There must be evidence to ascertain that there was indeed a binding contract between the two parties," the judge said.

Mungatana has a history of issuing bouncing cheques, having been censured before for the said offence.

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