A Nairobi lawyer who was part of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s legal team in a multi-million shilling corruption case in 2020 was arrested by investigators with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday morning over fraudulent claims.
Mr Jack Bigambo, a renowned city attorney, is accused of forging an EACC’s official stamp and signature, which he used on his court documents.
It is also alleged that he continued to use the documents to fraudulently obtain court orders against the Anti-Graft Commission.
1. The EACC this morning arrested Jack Bigambo, a High Court solicitor who forged the official stamp and signature of an EACC solicitor on his court documents and used them to fraudulently obtain court orders against the EACC. #TuangamizeUfisadiTuijengeKenya
— EACC (@EACCKenya) January 10, 2023
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The lawyer is being held at EACC police station following his arrest awaiting arraignment before the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court to face criminal charges.
“The suspect is currently in custody at the EACC Integrity Center Police Station. He will be processed and brought before the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court to face various criminal charges,” EACC said in a statement.
The indictment states that the lawyer committed the offense on February 11, 2022 at Bigambo & Bigambo Advocates’ office in Westlands, Nairobi, with intent to knowingly and fraudulently falsify electronic records (scanned miscellaneous applications) through the Anti-Corruption Department and white-collar crime voicing from High Court e-filling systems pretending to be genuine Miscellaneous application on behalf of Grace Wambui Maina Advocates and Commissioner of Oaths.
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The lawyer is also charged with making false statements at the EACC Police Station on March 9, 2022 by informing Officer Abdinoor Diba that Application No. e004/2022 for various applications by Milimani was commissioned by Magua Mbatha Advocates was given.
According to the EACC, the attorney is charged with forgery, contrary to Section 345 of the Criminal Code, as read in Section 352(a)(b) of the Criminal Code.
Mr Bigambo was among the lawyers who represented former Nairobi Governor Sonko in the Sh357million transplant case against the politician and 15 others in 2020.
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