In Summary
  • Gikaria was apprehended by officers from the Nakuru Directorate of Criminal Investigations and questioned for hours.
  • The lawmaker was charged with forging land documents and grabbing parcels of land within Nakuru County between August 28 and December 18, 2007.
  • He faced seven counts of land grabbing

Nakuru Town East member of Parliament David Gikaria was arrested on Monday and taken to court over eight counts of land fraud.

MP Gikaria was apprehended by officers from the Nakuru Directorate of Criminal Investigations and questioned for hours.

He was later arraigned before Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo after being driven to court under tight security, with Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama and Jubilee's Nakuru branch secretary Peter Cheruiyot in tow.

FORGERY

The lawmaker was charged with forging land documents and grabbing parcels of land within Nakuru County between August 28 and December 18, 2007.

According to the prosecution, he and accomplices manipulated entries of dates in the green cards of eight blocks of land and replaced the names of seven residents with others.

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