A businessman in Nakuru has sued retired President Daniel Moi claiming that he grabbed his 1,020-hectares parcel of land in Solai, Nakuru County.
Stephen Mwangi, who filed the case before the Environment and Lands court told Justice Dalmas Ohungo that the former president allegedly forged his signature and illegally transferred his land to himself.
Mr Mwangi who claims to be a former business partner and a close friend to Moi told the court that they owned a land company with the former president in the early 1980’s and were both directors at the company known as Mokamu limited.
“Moi was a close friend and my business partner we had a company that owned land in Solai where we both acted as directors,” he said.
According to Mwangi, the illegal transfer was done in 1982 after he was arrested and detained by the state without trial and explanation of his arrest pursuant to the provisions of the security act.
He avers that during his time in detention, the property was subdivided and disposed of by Moi without any consultations.
Mr Mwangi has sued the former president Daniel Moi together with his sons company Raymark limited being managed by Philip Moi of land grabbing and fraud.