How ‘untrained Lawyer’ Minted Millions For Over A Decade
For at the very least a 10 years, Nazir Bhaduralli Nurmohammed Jinnah has produced millions in legal fees. Armed with a professional profile that would cow most legal professionals throughout the globe, he has managed to internet consumers who thought that he is just one of the greatest advocates in Kenya.
From perform stints with top rated law corporations which includes Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates and MMC-Asafo, Conrad Regulation & Consultancy in Nairobi to Piper Might Solicitors in the British isles and Mussolini & Dessel in the US, Mr Jinnah’s claimed knowledge produced him surface a reduce previously mentioned the rest.
Not even the most senior advocates at the legislation agency Conrad Regulation & Consultancy, where by Mr Jinnah operates, could match his profile.
But in a twist that has stunned the company and lawful fraternity, Mr Jinnah is established to deal with impersonation costs right after the Directorate of Legal Investigations (DCI) identified that he has no official authorized teaching.
The DCI’s investigations have unravelled a very long background of brazen moves by Mr Jinnah, who has persuaded a lot of people to procure his services as a lawyer.
In 2012, Farhana Properties Minimal, a organization working in true estate, agreed to market a house in Mombasa to Aharub Khatri for Sh50.54 million.
The genuine estate company’s administrators, Harbans Singh Birdi and Shirin Akberali Jiwa, agreed to split the sale proceeds equally soon after deducting charges these types of as authorized fees.
Ms Jiwa appointed Nazir Jinnah as her attorney in the conveyancing offer and launched him to Mr Birdi. Mr Jinnah claimed to be a authorized expert and partner at Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates, just one of Kenya’s prime regulation corporations, headed by Senior Counsel John Khaminwa.
The land customer was to wire Sh48.5 million to a Mr Manoj Shah, who would act as a trustee and keep the funds for 90 days right before sending 50 % to Mr Birdi and the relaxation to Ms Jiwa or their associates.
The income was paid out in 3 instalments – a few in income and a person financial institution transfer from the buyer’s legal professionals Anjarwalla & Khanna. Together the way, Mr Jinnah managed to convince Anjarwalla & Khanna that he was also representing Mr Birdi.
The last instalment was wired from Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates to Mr Jinnah’s “client” account. Immediately after fees, Farhana Attributes was to make Sh44 million, which intended that Mr Birdi should really have acquired Sh22 million.
But Mr Birdi lost Sh17 million, which he claims Mr Jinnah pocketed via his “client” account.
A calendar year later, Mr Birdi and his spouse ended up sued around ownership of a piece of land in Nyari estate. They approached Mr Jinnah, who agreed to characterize them.
Mr Jinnah then employed Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates to file a constitutional petition looking for a determination on the land’s possession. But Mr Jinnah ensured that the few under no circumstances satisfied or acquired in touch with the law firm’s taking care of spouse, Dr Khaminwa.
In June 2017, the circumstance was coming up for listening to but Mr Jinnah experienced travelled to Canada and was not to return for various months.
An agitated Mr Birdi went to Dr Khaminwa right after confirming that the case was to be read on July 6, 2017, which was a few days absent.
The accommodate is however proceeding, but Mr Birdi compensated Mr Jinnah Sh50,000 for lawful work that was done by Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates.
Missing Sh2.8 million
In but another transaction, Mr Birdi dropped Sh2.8 million right after a botched land sale offer. Mr Jinnah experienced presented to enable Mr Birdi provide a piece of land in Embakasi. The buyer agreed to pay Sh25 million. But the Embakasi land experienced been invaded by squatters, and Mr Jinnah provided to have them evicted for Sh2.8 million. The consumer refused to section with any added expenditures and cancelled the offer.
Mr Birdi experienced now paid Mr Jinnah Sh2.8 million.
The three transactions are now at the centre of a storm for Mr Jinnah, who is to be billed with impersonating a lawyer. Impersonation in Kenya carries a optimum jail expression of three years.
Previous 7 days, the Chief Magistrate’s Court docket in Milimani postponed the arraignment to Could 13, 2022, after Mr Jinnah protested to Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates representing Mr Birdi and his spouse.
Mr Jinnah allegedly cast Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates’ letterhead, and replaced the regulation firm’s formal mobile phone figures with his.
The new doc offered him as a legal specialist with operations in Nairobi, London, Washington D.C., and Toronto. It also documented Mr Jinnah as an skilled in loved ones, constitutional, legal, civil, and commercial legislation.
On his LinkedIn profile, Mr Jinnah also promises to be a legal expert for MMC-Asafo, a single of the country’s best legislation corporations. He has been at the regulation company for four a long time, as for every the social media platform.
Good Company has recognized that Mr Jinnah has under no circumstances been an employee of MMC-Asafo, and only spent considerably less than a month at the law organization on probation while in search of work as a business enterprise growth director.
At Conrad Legislation & Consultancy, Mr Jinnah is a director in charge of enterprise advancement. The profile states that Mr Jinnah has worked as a large-ranking bureaucrat for at least 3 multinational businesses – Synergy Environment Minimal, Kartier Group of Organizations Worldwide LLC, and Oil Barell Confined.
At Oil Barell, Mr Jinnah claimed to have been CEO amongst 2010 and 2016.
As Mr Birdi is counting his losses, his son is also contemplating filing a civil suit to recover hundreds of thousands paid to Mr Jinnah in lawful service fees.
Mr Birdi’s son is going via a divorce in the United Kingdom and was introduced to Mr Jinnah in 2013.
He paid out legal expenses, travel expenses to and from the British isles, maintenance, and other incidentals to Mr Jinnah among 2013 and 2017.
Mr Birdi’s son now fears that his divorce circumstance could have been jeopardised by the alleged quack advocate.
As soon as, Mr Jinnah had travelled to the Uk for the divorce situation. The young Mr Birdi’s youngsters are in the Uk.
He sent Mr Jinnah £500 (Sh75,0000) which was to be handed on to his kids.
“I had on top of that also sent £500 to my small children for their maintenance and he pocketed that as reflected in his invoices to me. What we can gather is that there are several households that have been conned by Nazir. I am trying to find to claim damages for all the monies paid to him due to his fraudulent actions and also doable jeopardy of my United kingdom divorce circumstance getting executed by this person with little much more than substantial university training,” Mr Birdi’s son explained to police.
The impersonation fees occur as Mr Jinnah fights a team of buyers that purchased flats at the English Stage Marina in Mombasa County. Mr Jinnah is the property and authorized affairs director at English Position Marina, and a shareholder of the embattled serious estate job that charge Sh5 billion to put up.
The job is composed of 96 apartments, 8 penthouses and a 26-place lodge, and is one particular of several non-public homes that are element of Kenya’s Eyesight 2030 task.
A group of 12 apartment potential buyers has sued English Stage Marina and its administrators – Amin Kanji, his spouse Leila, brother Alnoor, sister-in-legislation Nafisa, and Mr Jinnah – for locking them out of the property.
The potential buyers include that apart from getting strike with exorbitant and unexplained expenditures, English Place Marina staffers have been ordered to discriminate versus black African homeowners.
Pearl Seaside Accommodations Limited’s court docket petition to cease the probe was dismissed in January.
Disgruntled consumers say that in spite of paying the disputed assistance expenses, electricity has been disconnected from some residences as administration refuses to account for income collected.
Dr Khaminwa provides that English Stage Marina has blocked consumers from leasing out their apartments, contrary to the invest in arrangement in which the management undertook to guide in sub-permitting in exchange for 30 per cent of profits collected.
The lawyer holds that English Place Marina has been deliberately disabling security keys for condominium house owners in a bid to frustrate their tenants and visitors into opting for the hotel instead.
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