By Chris Ojow
Appearing before Nairobi’s Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku at Milimani
law Court on Friday 22nd of January 2021 at 9am East Africa Time Joshua
Kimeu Kioko and his co accused Joseph Muli pleaded not guilty to two
counts of forgery and uttering false documents.
The accused through their laywer in a brief application submitted
orally before the lower criminal court pleaded for lenient bond terms
and also assured the duty Court that they will attend all the
proceedings without fail as the Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku granted
their prayers and released the two on stringigent bond terms conditions
as they were directed to appear in the next fourteen days for
directions pending pretrial.
The first accused Joshua failed to appear before the Court on Thursday
21st January for plea taking where a summon was issued for him to
appear or risk being arrested with charges being preferred and
bond denied until the matter is heard and determined where his lawyer
requested the court to offer his client grace period for him appear and
plead for the criminal charges.
The States prosecution through Senior Gikunda informed the parked court
that in November the year 2013 at registrar of companies State Law
Office Nairobi County, the two forged annual company returns form for
WENDANO MATUU COMPANY LTD purporting to be the genuine company returns.
The two accused in a separate charge also pleaded not guilty to
uttering false documents.