Fake Lawyer Brian Mwenda Charged with Identity Theft, Forgery

Fake attorney Brian Mwenda Njagi is currently facing a legal predicament, confronting six distinct charges related to fraudulent activities. These charges encompass the creation and use of counterfeit documents, as well as the possession of a fake practicing certificate.

On a recent Wednesday, the accused individual, Brian Mwenda Njagi, appeared before Chief Magistrate Lukas Onyina and entered a plea of not guilty in response to all the charges lodged against him.

During the proceedings, the defense team, led by John Khaminwa and Danstan Omari, raised objections against the involvement of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) in the case, arguing that the entity should not be a party to the lawsuit. They contended that LSK could only hire legal representation but should not be officially part of the record in the proceedings.

In the initial charge, Mwenda stands accused of crafting a false document. It is alleged that between August 30 and March 3, 2023, at an undisclosed location within the Republic of Kenya, he knowingly and fraudulently fabricated a spurious document, specifically a Certificate of Admission labeled p.105/21249/22, bearing the name Brian Mwenda N. The document was presented as a genuine Certificate of Admission to practice as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, supposedly issued by the Deputy Registrar of the High Court of Kenya.

In the second charge, Mwenda is accused of deceitfully using a forged document. This offense is said to have occurred on March 3, 2023, at the offices of the law firm Mwangi Kiai LLP Advocates in the Westlands area within Nairobi County. With an intent to deceive, he knowingly presented a falsified Certificate of Admission, labeled p.105/21249/22, in the name of Brian Mwenda N. This document was also purported to be a valid Certificate of Admission to practice as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, seemingly issued by the Deputy Registrar.

The third count alleges that the suspect knowingly and fraudulently fabricated a counterfeit Practicing Certificate for the Year 2023 in the name of Brian Mwenda, bearing Practice No. LSK/2023/01004 ADM. No. P.105/21249/22. He falsely claimed that this document was a Practicing Certificate issued by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

Furthermore, Brian Mwenda faces three additional charges related to document forgery and two counts of using false documents, all in violation of section 353 of the penal code.

In the sixth and final count, Mwenda is charged with identity theft, a violation of Section 29 of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act of 2018. It is alleged that on August 14, at an undisclosed location within the Republic of Kenya, he fraudulently and dishonestly employed Advocates Admission No. P105/21249/22.