Cunning Waziri Chacha’s case to be heard in six months

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Benson Masubo alias Wazir Chacha, the man accused of defrauding MPs and the public, using Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege’s name, had his case adjourned on Wednesday.

Chacha’s new lawyer George Wajackoyah said he needed time to familiarise himself with the file.

Chacha is facing six counts, among them conspiring to register a Safaricom mobile number in the name of Chege.

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Waziri Chaha with millie Odhiambo

He is also charged with impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence.

He allegedly used the number to contact former Gem MP Midiwo on March 4. Jakoyo sent him Sh20,000.

On March 8 last year, at Sport Restaurant, the suspect attempted to obtain Sh100,000 from the former legislator.

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He was exposed after MPs, including Chege, sought police intervention after it emerged the accused had conned several lawmakers.

His lawyer asked for an adjournment, saying he is new in the matter and would need time to go through the file before hearing the case.

The prosecution opposed the application, saying they were ready to proceed with the matter since four witnesses were already in court.

MPs Sabina Chege, Jackoyo Midiwo, Cecilia Ngetich and another witness were in court and ready to testify.

City court chief magistrate Roseline Oganyo, however, ruled that the matter be adjourned until October for the hearing.

The case will be heard on October 2.

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