In Summary
  • Mr Sammy Boit and Ms Antoinette Boit claim Mr Jirongo did not finish making payments for the Sh20 million land.

  • Mr Jirongo claims he paid the Boits Sh20 million and an extra Sh7 million to Mr Jonathan Moi.

  • The former Lugari MP claims the Boits were Mr Jonathan Moi's proxies.

  • Soy Developers Limited (SDL), Deposit Protection Fund Board, Mr Sammy Boit arap Kogo, Ms Antoinette Boit and ASL Limited have been listed as interested parties in the case.

The High Court on Wednesday stopped the prosecution of former Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo in a case in which he is accused of giving false information linking Mr Jonathan Moi to a Sh50 million land fraud dispute.

Justice George Odunga agreed to temporarily stop the criminal case in which Mr Jirongo had been summoned by Chief Magistrate Daniel Ogembo to appear in court Thursday to be charged.

“I hereby issue an order halting the proceedings started in the said lower court pending the hearing and determination of this case; I will issue further directions on February 26,” Justice Odunga said.

Instead, Mr Jirongo, through lawyer James Orengo, sued Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro, the National Police Service and the Milimani Chief Magistrate Court for issuing summons for him to be charged though investigations are still under way.

“The complainants and all the sued parties are using the criminal justice system to settle political scores and vilify him; this is an abuse of [the] court process and [is] oppressive,” Mr Orengo said.

Mr Jirongo was set to be charged with obtaining execution of security by false pretences, making a document without authority, uttering a false document and giving false information to a police officer.

BOIT FAMILY

Soy Developers Limited (SDL), Deposit Protection Fund Board, Mr Sammy Boit arap Kogo, Ms Antoinette Boit and ASL Limited have been listed as interested parties in the case.

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