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MultiChoice Kenya Fraud Case Stalls Again

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An engineer accused of making a false report over the construction of Sh1 billion property for MultiChoice Kenya has failed to appear in court to plead to the charges.

Kariuki Muchemi failed to turn up in court to plead to the charges of falsely making a structural Integrity investigation report on proposed construction of an office block for the pay-tv company.

This is the second time he has not appeared in court after failing to plead to the charges together with other accused persons in January.

Muchemi is accused that he falsely presented a structural integrity investigation report on proposed construction of office block for MultiChoice Kenya ltd on plot Number L.R NO 3734/421 dated February, 2017.  He allegedly committed the offence in February 2017 at an unknown place, with intent to deceive.

Muchemi is also expected to plead to the charges of uttering false documents.

Last month, Wilson Munyu Karaba, Stanley Kibathi, an architect and city lawyer Lavender Lucky Waindi both working for MultiChoice Kenya, appeared before Milimani Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo and denied the charges.

They are accused of internationally altering a structural integrity investigation report on proposed construction of the office, an offence they allegedly committed on diverse dates between February 1 and April 13, 2017 at unknown place.

The accused persons include directors of Interconsults Engineers ltd, Connapex Consulting Engineers ltd, S.K Archplans and Head of legal at MIH East Africa. The charges stated that they jointly conspired together to defraud Cementers Kenya ltd.

Cementers Limited, the contractors, sued the TV firm arguing that MultiChoice was planning to sell the building located on Nairobi’s Oloitoktok Road even before the dispute is resolved.

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Following his suit, four people including MultiChoice Kenya lawyer have now been charged with conspiracy to defraud Cementers Ltd by intentionally altering the structural Integrity investigation report on a proposed construction of an office block for the company.

The said report was in favor of the structural engineers, Connapex Consulting Engineering ltd against Cementers Kenya ltd and to demand damages of Sh895 million from Cementers Kenya ltd.

Waindi is accused that on April 6, 2017 at unknown place incited Kariuki Muchemi to extract part of the structural Integrity investigation report on proposed construction of Office block for Multichoice Kenya ltd. Cementers Ltd is associated with contractor Ramesh Kurji Vishram.

The three accused persons are out on a bond Sh300, 000 or alternative cash bail of Sh100, 000.


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