will remain out of custody pending his mitigation and sentencing on February 22, 2023.
The warrant of arrest that trial magistrate Martha Nazushi issued for skipping court hearings was lifted Friday after Mutinda presented himself to court today.
The convict obtained the Sh16 million through a double deal.
It is reported that when Mutinda was involved in an agreement that required Tawfique Distributors to make 10 percent of the price and the remaining Sh17 million to Katitika Trading Company, a real estate company, and the remaining be concluded in 90 days through him, he had already been paid in 2013.
The company started to follow up on the matter.
On November 11, 2013, he wrote a letter to the buyer’s advocate demanding payment of the balance; the buyer’s advocate responded by giving the details of the bank account that received the money.
The bank manager, who was paraded as a witness, said Mutinda had apologized and agreed to pay back as instructed by the buyer’s advocate.
So far, he has paid Sh1 million, with Sh16 million yet to be paid.
The court was told that since the ruling, Mutinda has not been traceable, and most of the time, his number is switched off.
The court ordered that all probation reports be prepared before mitigation and sentencing.
His lawyer will be needed to be present during the pronouncement of the judgment.