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Kimilili legislator car fraud case settled out of court

A case in which Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa was charged with fraudulently obtaining Ksh450,000 from a businessman in Kitengela has been settled out of court.

This is after the lawmaker presented a banker’s cheque of Sh450,000 in court as payment to the complainant John Irungu.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate Becky Cheloti earlier this week at a Kajiado court, the legislator sought to have the case thrown out as he and the complainant had come to an agreement and he had already paid the money owed.

The MP had last month been arrested and charged with two counts of intent to defraud and fraudulent disposition of a mortgaged property.

According to the charge sheet, on diverse dates between 10th March to 22nd March 2020,  in Kitengela Township within Isinya sub-county, Baraza defrauded John Irung’u Mwangi, Sh 450, 000 by falsely pretending that he was in a position to sell to him a motor vehicle registration number KBX736E, a white Toyota Hiace.

The vehicle in question was a property of Uwezo Microfinance Bank and its payments had not been completed.

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