The Directorate of Criminal Investigation has received a temporary directive from the High Court from arresting Meru Senator Mithika Linturi.
Senator Linturi faces 37 counts of fraud charges. A ruling by Justice Weldon Korir puts a stop plans to charge the senator at the Milimani Law Courts on Wednesday.
On April 28, moments before attending a Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) debate at the Senate chambers, police arrested and later released Linturi.
Both Linturi and his business partner Emily Nkirote face 37 charges of fraud.
They include three counts of intent to defraud, five counts of fraudulently Procuring the Registration of a Charge document, obtaining credit by false pretence, and making a false document.
Other charges the two faces include 19 counts of forgery, 3 counts of conspiracy to defraud contrary to section 317 of the Penal Code, impersonation, giving false information to a person employed in the Public Service.
“The named 37 counts are not civil at all, but they are rather criminal charges investigated and approved for prosecution,” said Interior CS Fred Matiang’i in a letter to the Senate.
Matiang’i further stated Nkirote and Linturi forged documents in a Ksh 100 overdraft facility associated with Atticon Limited, his company.
Additionally, the two conspired to kick out their partner Collins Kipchumba Ngetich.
According to Matiang’i, in mid-November 2018, Director of Barons Estates Limited Collins Kipchumba Ngetich reported to the DCI alleging about Atticon Directors fraudulently applied for an overdraft renewal worth Ksh 100 million.
The Interior CS said so far, they had collected documents and recorded 26 statements. He added that those suspected of fraud, 33 in number, had undergone forensic examination and results retrieved.