Ekuru Aukot, wife sued over Ksh600, 000 alleged fraud

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 17:55 |
Dr Ekuru Aukot.

Former presidential candidate Ekuru Aukot and his wife are on the spot for allegedly defrauding Third Alliance Executive Director Kamau Andrew Njoroge a motor vehicle valued at Sh 600,000

In a letter seen by PD Digital addressed to Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji by Njoroge through his lawyer Edwin Saluny is requesting him to institute criminal charges against Ekuru Aukot for obtaining money by falsely pretending he would sell him (Njoroge) a motor vehicle registration number KBL 502B.

Lawyer Salun said his client (Njoroge) on or about November 4, 2020 he received summons by DCI Kabete police station over theft allegations in respect to the motor vehicle in question which was in his possession and had purportedly been stolen from Ekuru Aukot and his wife Lorna Grace Wanjiru Gatheru.

It is said that Njoroge honored the summons and visited the Kabete DCIO offices where the vehicle was impounded in guise of conducting further investigations over the theft allegations.

"To our clients utter shock and dismay, on or about November 8, 2020 he learnt through the investigating officer in the matter that the vehicle, which he had lawfully purchased from Dr Ekuru Aukot for value had been released to Ekuru without any colour of right," reads the letter by Lawyer Salun.

Following the revelation, Njoroge later made a report at Muthagari police station on how the former Third Alliance Kenya party had obtained money from him in the pretext of selling the vehicle in question to him but had refused to transfer or facilitate the transfer and how he had colluded with officers at Kabete police station to defraud him of both his money and the car.

Lawyer Saluny said that following the report, his client has made numerous visit at Muthaiga police station to follow-up on the matter, written a statement with police, provides all the required documents but his efforts to have an action take on Ekuru and the officers has been futile 11 months later.

"We write to request you to call for the file, take the necessary action to protect our client's rights which are being trampled upon. It is noteworthy to state that justice delayed is justice denied," says lawyer Saluny.

The Third alliance CEO had in November last year written to the DCIO Kabete police station seeking for an explanation why they released the motor vehicle in question to Ekuru Aukot.

According to Njoroge, he had sought to have the DCIO order Ekuru to return the motor vehicle to Kabete police station in not more than two days of the receipt of the letter.

But Njoroge says that the DCIO has never acted to his letter dated November 10,2020.

Njoroge further alleges that two months before the car incident, Dr Ekuru Aukot had threatened to kill him which matter was reported to Muthagari police station and issued with an Occurrence Book (OB) number 46/1/10/2020.

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