Witnesses Testify in Kimunya Graft Case

Two witnesses yesterday testified in a corruption case against former Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.

He is accused of irregularly transferring 25 acres in Nyandarua worth Sh60 million to Midlands when he was Lands minister in 2005.

The prosecution alleges that on June 30, 2005, at Ardhi House, Kimunya did not disclose he is a director at the company and allowed it to be allocated the land.

He is charged alongside Lilian Wangari.

Kimunya is accused of fraudulently issuing a letter of offer to Midlands.

The witnesses are Njabini Training College principal Peter Muchiri and government surveyor Zaverio Kinyua.

They identified crucial documents showing how the transaction was made.

Kinyua told trial magistrate K Kombo he conducted the survey on the land.

He said his work is to conduct surveys based on instructions from the Land ministry.

The former minister is accused of not seeking the consent of the Agriculture ministry. The case will be heard on October 12.