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Witness reveals how Justice Chitembwe received Sh100m bribe

By John Kamau, Editor,

An affidavit sworn by one, Amana Saidi Jirani (National Identity Card Number 6732455 and PIN No A011446450) implicates High Court Judge Saidi Juma Chitembwe in Sh100 million fraud.

In the affidavit sworn before Edward Cheruiyot, Commissioner for Oaths, Jirani swears he was a nominee of Justice Chitembwe with regards to Title Number: Kwale/Galu Kinondo/779 and the transaction regarding the same parcel of land the upshot of Succession No. 97 of 2015 In the Matter of the Estate of Peter Warner (the "Deceased)

He says he had full authority to deal, negotiate and receive payment in Justice Chitembwe's name in this regard.

Jirani avers that he was aware the said land was being purchased by proposed purchasers for Sh305 million.

He says he had been instructed by Justice Chitembwe to handle the transaction as his nominee being the registered owner of Title Number: Kwale/Galu Kinondo/779 as proxy/nominee.

Jirani adds that Justice Chitembwe had explained to him the circumstances and consideration of his interest in the said property being Judgment he delivered 0n Succession No. 97 of 2015 in which he was to receive Sh100 million bribe.

He says Justice Chitembwe introduced him to former Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko and he instructed Sonko to deal with him on issues pertaining to sale and receipt of purchase price.

Jirani says he had been authorised to collect Sh100 million on behalf of Justice Chitembwe in the sale of the property.

 He says Justice Chitembwe could not have put in his name due to conflict of interest having delivered the said judgment.

Jirani adds that Justice Chitembwe had confided to him he did not want to deal with the matter directly in view of the conflict relating to Constitutional Petition No. E425 of 2020 and Constitutional Petition No. E005 of 2021 in which the matters relate to the impeachment of Sonko where he was the Presiding Judge.

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