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Taj Mall MD in court to block ‘malicious’ charges

Gorasia has accused the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and Director of Criminal investigations Ndegwa Muhoro of maliciously prosecuting him/FILE

Gorasia has accused the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and Director of Criminal investigations Ndegwa Muhoro of maliciously prosecuting him/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 18 – Taj Mall managing director Rameshchndra Govind Gorasia has moved to the High Court to stop his prosecution over alleged fraudulent procurement of the mall’s title deed.

Under a certificate of urgency, Gorasia has accused the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko and Director of Criminal investigations Ndegwa Muhoro of maliciously prosecuting him.

Consequently, he wants them prohibited from further prosecuting him until forensic analysis on the title documents and a report are done.

Gorasia insists that Taj Mall through its advocate duly followed all the relevant procedures in law for transfer of the Embakasi-based shopping mall.

“From the foregoing it is clear the transfer process was transparent and above board and followed all the relevant procedures in law,” he states.

Unknown to him, Gorasia claims that Siesta Investments Ltd fraudulently procured a title to the same parcel but authorities instead of investigating how officials at the Lands Office issued two title deeds, decided to charge him with four criminal counts.

“Instead of authorities investigating how the Lands Office issued two tiles for the same parcel of land decided to charge the applicant with four criminal counts,” he states.

The petitioner has accused the respondents of colluding or being part of individuals out to defraud Taj Mall Limited.

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