His reputation, on the other hand, has always been linked to allegations of corruption and land grabbing. Owing to his strong legal team, he has never been found guilty.
Katwa Kigen, Deputy President William Ruto' s counsel, is representing him. Katwa Kigen is one of the most well- known lawyers in the region, having won numerous cases at the bar. Among the well- known cases Katwa Kigen has won is a land dispute.
Joyce Jepleting Reinhard and her Swiss husband Daniel Bernhard Reinhard were involved in this. After being successfully represented by lawyer Katwa Kigen, Jepleting won the case. Later, however, drama arose when lawyer Katwa Kigen demanded that Jepleting pay him 80 million shillings in legal fees.
Reinhard Jepleting, on the other hand, declined to pay the amount to Lawyer Katwa Kigen, and instead paid him 3. 2 million shillings. Katwa Kigen was not happy and had to go to the Environment and Land Court in Malindi to file a bill of costs dispute.
Lawyer Kigen had been paid in full, according to documents attached by Jepleting, who asked the court to dismiss the bill of costs he had filed in court.
According to the records, Jepleting paid Katwa and Kemboy Advocated Sh553, 500 via M- PESA between July 7, 2016 and July 26, 2017.
They also say she paid Sh2, 150, 000 in bank transfers and Sh500, 000 in cash between July 19, 2016 and April 25, 2017, payments for which the lawyer accepted receipt, according to the papers.
Remember in 2016, Lawyer Kigen was served as the Chairman of the Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority Board for a three- year term.
Among other government appointees, Kigen, who represented DP Ruto in his ICC case, was given the position.
After previously acting as Ruto' s counsel at the ICC with the assistance of Senate Majority Leader Kindiki Kithure, the famous lawyer also represented radio journalist Joshua Sang.
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