A land agent has been charged with illegal possession of a parcel of land in Mavoko Town valued Sh25 million.
Joseph Njue Johana was charged with taking actual possession of the land in Mavoko Town block 12/701 measuring about 2 hectares belonging to Flora Tumbo.
The charges stated that he took possession of the land on diverse dates between August 5, 2018 and June 23, 2022 at Katani area, Mavoko sub-county within Machakos county jointly with others not before court.
It is alleged that his intention was to cause a breach of peace but his lawyer told the court that Njue was just an agent and he doesn’t own the land.
The court heard that Njue has a pending case before Environmental and Land court, where he has been sued. The lawyer further said Njue was summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters on Kiambu Road on Friday, where he was detained.
The court ordered that he be released after posting a cash bail of Sh300,000.