An advocate of the high court was on Thursday arraigned before a Nairobi court for swindling his client of monies awarded as compensation contrary to section 283(c) of the penal code.
Appearing before senior resident magistrate Zainab Abdul, Evans Asuga faced charges of stealing by agent.
The lawyer was to appear in court earlier this week but his lawyer said he was unwell and presented medical documents.
Asuga is said to have, on diverse dates between 17th October 2019 and 5th February this year, pocketed Sh5,858,080, money that was meant for Misheck Mokua Saboke.
The money had been awarded after a court of appeal ruling against national water conservation and pipeline corporation in civil appeal number 214/2015.
The money was allegedly wired to Ongicho and Ongicho & company at Equity bank through account number 1290278962165.
He denied the charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh200,000 shillings with an alternative bond of Sh1 million.
The lawyer was part of 32 ‘rogue’ lawyers that were suspended by the Advocates Complaints Commission (ACC) has over alleged professional misconduct a few years ago.
The list was published in the Kenya Gazette notice, January 19, 2017.
The case will be heard on November 26, 2020.