- Robert Akumu Asembo
- Kibera court
- Tai Sujun
- Nairobi Lawyer Robert Akumu Asembo accused of forging a title deed and defrauding a Mzungu millions in land fraud syndicate
In a city where legal practitioners are expected to uphold the law, a shocking case has emerged involving Robert Akumu Asembo, a Nairobi lawyer, who stands accused of orchestrating a land fraud syndicate. As city lawyers have made headlines for illegal activities, including involvement in gold fraud syndicates, Asembo’s alleged involvement in a land fraud scheme has further tarnished the reputation of legal professionals.
Documents obtained from Kibera court by this investigative report shed light on Asembo’s alleged misconduct. The accusations centre around Asembo’s purported sale of a non-existent prime piece of land along the Southern Bypass to a foreigner, resulting in the fraudulent acquisition of Sh 2.5 million.
Tai Sujun, the victim in this case, recounts her harrowing experience. She believed she was making a legitimate land purchase, entrusting Asembo to facilitate the transaction. However, what seemed like a straightforward transaction quickly unraveled. The land in question, measuring 0.7615 hectares, turned out to be a mere fabrication.
Asembo not only failed to deliver the promised land but also provided Sujun with a counterfeit title deed. This elaborate deception occurred over diverse dates, spanning from September 2, 2016, to March 31, 2017. Sujun, who fell victim to this scheme, described her ordeal in court, revealing that she had transferred Sh 1.6 million to Asembo in a series of payments, trusting in the legitimacy of the transaction.
As the legal proceedings unfold, Asembo is currently out on a bail of Sh 300,000, with an alternative cash bail option of Sh 100,000. The case is scheduled to proceed on November 2, where further details are expected to be unveiled.
This case serves as a stark reminder of the importance of upholding the integrity of the legal profession and the need for stringent measures to address fraudulent activities that tarnish the reputation of the legal community. Asembo’s alleged involvement in this land fraud syndicate raises questions about the efficacy of legal oversight and the impact of such cases on the trust that individuals place in legal professionals.