DCI Accuses Lawyer Tom Ojienda of Faking Court Cases to Earn Ksh22 Million

  • Tom Ojienda with his lawyers at the Milimani Law Court Daily Nation
  • The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has filed an affidavit documenting how City lawyer Tom Ojienda earned Kshs22 million by cooking up fake court cases.

    The DCI accused Ojienda and some Mumius Sugar limited officials of using fake cases filed in Eldoret and Kisumu Law Courts to demand legal fees from the company.

    According to the affidavit filed through Chief Inspector Patrick Maloba, Ojienda allegedly defrauded Mumias sugar in claims that he was representing James Kutshishi Atindo and eight other officials of the company in 2012, through cases filed by appeal number 5 in Kisumu law courts.

    City Lawyer Tom Ojienda

    Ojienda also allegedly represented Gideon Anyinya and Mumias Company against West Kenya Sugar Limited in an Eldoret court filed as civil appeal number 10 in 2012.

    “Ojienda is alleged to have raised a fee note of Kshs 2,040,00 dated June 6, 2012, under his Law firm name to Mumias Sugar Company Limited in pretence he was acting for Anyinya, Mumius Sugar Company and others versus West Kenya Sugar Company Limited in Eldoret civil appeal No. 10, 2012," the court documents read.

    The affidavit further indicated that he claimed a total of Kshs 22,688,000 legal fee from Mumias through his personal bank account at Standard Chartered Bank, Nakuru.

    The DCI further revealed that the account that was used to reportedly defraud Mumias was opened on October 7, 1994, under the name Tom Odhiambo Ojienda.

    In his affidavit, Kinoti also goes ahead to claim that in 2017, Ojienda took Mumias Sugar to court claiming that in 2014, he had done a legal audit for the company but wasn't paid Kshs 6,086,100,00 fees.

    However, it was revealed that lawyer Peter Manyonge conducted the audit, contrary to Ojienda’s claims.

    The lawyer had earlier been arrested over the ongoing Mumias sugar probe.

    City Lawyer Tom Ojienda