FORMER Lugari MP Cyrus Jirongo temporarily got a reprieve in a KSh50 million fraud case spanning 27 years on end in the courts.
In the case former President Moi’s son,the late Jonathan, was implicated as an accomplice.
The former billionaire who rode roughshod the Youth for Kanu ’92 (YK’92) wave, is accused of giving false information, forging land documents and obtaining “execution of security” by false pretences.
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The prosecution says that on September 25, 1992 in Nairobi, Jirongo induced Postbank Credit Limited to accept a bank charge in respect of LR NO 209/11151-IR 47029 registered in the name of Soy Developers Limited to secure an overdraft facility of Ksh50 million to his Cyber Project International as valuable security.
He is also accused of giving false information regarding the late Jonathan Moi.
It is alleged that Jirongo on March 27, 2015 at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters in Nairobi told Sergeant Maxwell Otieno that “he paid Ksh7 million to Moi as a balance of payment for the purchase of Soy Developers Limited, which information he knew or believed to be false,” intending thereby to cause the police officer to arrest Jonathan Moi as an accomplice in the alleged fraudulent purchase of the company which he ought not to have done if the true state of facts were known to him.
Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi postponed the case amid protest from the prosecution saying he needed to study an application filed through an affidavit by the suspect,the response by the prosecution and give a ruling on thereon.
Jirongo has filed a similar protest at the Supreme Court in bid to scuttle his prosecution.
The former MP is expected to plead to charges of obtaining execution of security by false pretence, making a document without authority, uttering a false document and giving fabricated information to a person employed in the public service.
He allegedly committed the offences between 1992 and 2015.
The former MP has filed an application at the Supreme Court, seeking to stop his prosecution and to overturn a judgement from the Court of Appeal that directed he be charged for the offence of fraud.