In Summary
  • Mr Mararo issued the orders after he was informed that the accused had declined to honour the court dates.
  • The lawyer was freed on a Sh1 million bond in January last year.
  • But Ms Njeri’s lawyer defended her absence saying that she is unwell and is still recuperating in hospital.

A Nakuru-based lawyer is facing imminent arrest for skipping a court hearing in a Sh3.8 million land fraud case.

Principal Magistrate Bernard Mararo on Monday issued a warrant of arrest against Ms Maureen Njeri who is accused of obtaining the money by falsely pretending to be in a position to sell a parcel of land in Nakuru town.

Mr Mararo issued the orders after he was informed that the accused had declined to honour the court dates since she was freed on a Sh1 million bond in January last year.

DELAYED HEARING

The prosecution, led by Ms Nelly Waweru, while urging the court to issue the arrest orders, complained that Ms Njeri has been taking the court for granted and intentionally delaying the hearing.

Ms Waweru claimed the lawyer has so far absconded three court dates and only gave unwarranted excuses.

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