Nelson Ochieng Asuma who impersonated a lawyer. PHOTO/COURTESY

By Juma Mboko

A Kilifi based law clerk who impersonated a lawyer in quest to defraud two businessmen in Mtwapa was Thursday charged before Shanzu Law Courts with three offences.

The suspect, Nelson Ochieng Asuma, was arraigned after he reportedly presented himself as an advocate able to provide legal services.

With intent to defraud Asman Jacob Tuva and Athuman Mohammed, the court was told, the suspect pretended to be qualified to act as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Mr Asuma further lied to a chief inspector that he was an advocate.

Besides giving false information to one employed in the public service and pretending to be an advocate, Mr Asuma also faced a charge of creating disturbance in a way likely to breach peace.

He allegedly shouted that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) was not competent to probe land issue at DCI Mtwapa office on January 13 this year.

Before Principal Magistrate Yussuf Shikanda, the suspect denied all the three counts.

He was released on Sh100, 000 bond.


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