Former Gatundu North MP Patrick Kariuki Muiruri was on Monday arraigned in court for allegedly defrauding a Kenyan man based in the US.
People Daily reported that Muiruri was charged with defrauding Benson Nthambiri Kathiga, who works as a military officer in the US.
Court documents show that the politician sold a quarter-acre piece of land in Ngoingwa Estate in Thika, Kiambu County to Nthambiri in 2009 for Sh850,000.
Muiruri later pretended to have lost the title deed to the same property and reported the matter to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). He was later issued with another title in his name.
The accused was charged with the illegal and unlawful cancelation of the title deed of the suit property.
In October, Muiruri was sued by Thika businessman Victor Maina for illegally canceling the transfer and title of a 17-acre parcel of land he had sold to him in 2008.
The court heard that Muiruri, through his company Thika Dairies Ltd, sold the land located in Thika to Maina for Sh9 million and a sale agreement and transfer signed between the parties.
The complainant accused Muiruri of colluding with Kiambu County land officials to cancel the land transfer and title.
Justice Lucy Gacheru of Thika law courts issued an injunction restraining Muiruri, his agents, and workers from developing, leasing, transferring, or dealing in any way with the property LR No. 4953/2414, located at Kiganjo within Thika municipality pending the hearing and determination of the case.