The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has launched investigations into the Sh 1.5 billion property saga involving a church under ‘Prophet’ David Owuor’s ministry and the family of a city lawyer.
Detectives attached to the Kabete Police Station on Tuesday afternoon led by DCIO Francis Wanjau raided the property and seized documents that they say will assist them in the investigations.
A source privy to the investigations, according to the Nation, revealed that the officers had taken control of an apartment in dispute until the investigations are over.
The family of Jayne Muthoni told DCI officers that some of the property that Owuor and his church have taken was donated to their sister by the powerful Interior minister Saitoti.
It is this property that the family wants the church returned to them.
Muthoni was a close confidant of Saitoti for many years and at one point was his main lawyer.
The lawyer and a bishop in Owuor’s church is reported to have handled many of Saitoti’s business transactions. He died in June 2012 when his chopper crashed in Ngong Forest.
Muthoni has a son and yesterday her family said she had denounced Owuor and asked for her property back.
The probe came a day after the family of Jayne Muthoni, a fabulously rich woman-turned-pauper, claimed the prophet was irregularly controlling her multi-billion-shilling properties.
The family wants the DCI to investigate and unearth movement of Owuor’s money to establish funds were being wired from Muthoni’s accounts.