Fake Advocate Brian Mwenda Pleads Not Guilty To Identity Theft, Forgery Charges

Fake Lawyer Brian Mwenda Pleads Not Guilty To Identity Theft, Forgery Charges

Fake lawyer Brian Mwenda Njagi was on Wednesday arraigned and charged with  six counts of uttering a false document, making a false document, as well as a practicing certificate. 

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina.

His lawyers, led by John Khaminwa and Danstan Omari  had earlier objected to the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) appearing in court, saying the entity cannot be a victim in the suit.

“LSK cannot be part an parcel of this proceedings…they can only hire but not to be on record,” court was told

Njagi was arrested by DCI detectives on October 18 after being unmasked as a fake advocate.

In a statement posted on the X platform (formerly Twitter), Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Eric Theuri stated that Njagi is facing several cases of forgery and identity theft.

He further vowed that the lawyers’ body will ensure Njagi is prosecuted to the full extent of the law, adding that the case will serve as an example to those who amy want to go down the same path in the future.

“Brian Mwenda Njagi is now at DCI. We are going to ensure that he faces the full force of the Law. The evidence gathered so far points to several cases of forgery & identity theft,” wrote Theuri.

“Further inquiries are ongoing. We are working closely with the DCI team to conduct thorough & extensive investigations. This case will be a deterrent for future masqueraders.”

Prior to Njagi’s arrest, his lawyer Danstan Omari had written to the DCI requesting to be allowed to present him for questioning on Wednesday.

Omari, in the letter seen by Citizen Digital, said he was engaged in court on another matter but that his client is willing to cooperate with investigations.

“Our client has with utmost concern been made aware of publicized controversies pertaining that have ensued from the recent announcements by the Law Society of Kenya. Further to the above, our client wishes to reiterate his unequivocal willingness to assist in any investigations (if any) all intent on setting the record straight,” read the letter.

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