In Summary
  • While delivering the sentence, the magistrate said evidence presented in court by various prosecution witnesses proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the elderly man irregularly obtained the land.

An elderly man was on Thursday fined Sh1.2 million or serve 30 years in jail by a  court in Embu.

Evanson Kihumba, 83, was taken to jail Thursday afternoon because he could not immediately raise the fine.

Embu Principal Magistrate Samuel Mutai convicted Kihumba of six charges of wilfully procuring for himself a land belonging to a dead person.

While delivering the sentence, the magistrate said evidence presented in court by various prosecution witnesses proved beyond any reasonable doubt that the elderly man irregularly obtained the land, whose registration number is Gaturi/Weru/377.

The court heard had that Mr Kihumba fraudulently obtained the land belonging to Nyaga Kombuthi (deceased) on December 18, 1968 at the Embu district’s land office, while pretending that he bought it from Mr Paul Kamara, who is also not alive.

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