For at minimum a ten years, Nazir Bhaduralli Nurmohammed Jinnah has manufactured hundreds of thousands in legal fees. Armed with a experienced profile that would cow most attorneys across the globe, he has managed to internet consumers who believed that he is one of the very best advocates in Kenya.
From function stints with major legislation companies which include Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates and MMC-Asafo, Conrad Legislation & Consultancy in Nairobi to Piper Could Solicitors in the British isles and Mussolini & Dessel in the US, Mr Jinnah’s claimed encounter designed him look a cut previously mentioned the rest.
Not even the most senior advocates at the legislation business Conrad Regulation & Consultancy, where Mr Jinnah is effective, could match his profile.
But in a twist that has shocked the company and lawful fraternity, Mr Jinnah is set to deal with impersonation charges after the Directorate of Legal Investigations (DCI) discovered that he has no official legal teaching.
The DCI’s investigations have unravelled a extensive background of brazen moves by Mr Jinnah, who has certain many people to procure his providers as a law firm.
In 2012, Farhana Homes Limited, a agency working in actual estate, agreed to offer a house in Mombasa to Aharub Khatri for Sh50.54 million.
The actual estate company’s administrators, Harbans Singh Birdi and Shirin Akberali Jiwa, agreed to break up the sale proceeds similarly just after deducting expenses these types of as authorized expenses.
Ms Jiwa appointed Nazir Jinnah as her lawyer in the conveyancing offer and launched him to Mr Birdi. Mr Jinnah claimed to be a lawful consultant and husband or wife at Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates, one particular of Kenya’s top rated legislation 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 cash for 90 days in advance of sending fifty percent to Mr Birdi and the rest to Ms Jiwa or their representatives.
The money was compensated in a few instalments – a few in income and one particular bank transfer from the buyer’s attorneys Anjarwalla & Khanna. Together the way, Mr Jinnah managed to persuade Anjarwalla & Khanna that he was also symbolizing Mr Birdi.
The past instalment was wired from Anjarwalla & Khanna Advocates to Mr Jinnah’s “client” account. Just after expenses, Farhana Attributes was to make Sh44 million, which intended that Mr Birdi ought to have received Sh22 million.
But Mr Birdi dropped Sh17 million, which he promises Mr Jinnah pocketed via his “client” account.
A 12 months later on, Mr Birdi and his wife had been sued around possession 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 trying to find a perseverance on the land’s ownership. But Mr Jinnah ensured that the few never satisfied or got in touch with the law firm’s running lover, Dr Khaminwa.
In June 2017, the scenario was coming up for listening to but Mr Jinnah experienced travelled to Canada and was not to return for numerous months.
An agitated Mr Birdi went to Dr Khaminwa just after confirming that the circumstance was to be heard on July 6, 2017, which was a couple times absent.
The fit is nonetheless continuing, but Mr Birdi compensated Mr Jinnah Sh50,000 for lawful do the job that was carried out by Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates.
Misplaced Sh2.8 million
In yet an additional transaction, Mr Birdi shed Sh2.8 million following a botched land sale deal. Mr Jinnah experienced available to support Mr Birdi promote a piece of land in Embakasi. The customer agreed to fork out Sh25 million. But the Embakasi land had been invaded by squatters, and Mr Jinnah provided to have them evicted for Sh2.8 million. The buyer refused to portion with any further prices and cancelled the deal.
Mr Birdi had 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 most jail phrase of three many years.
Previous week, the Main Magistrate’s Court in Milimani postponed the arraignment to Might 13, 2022, just after Mr Jinnah protested to Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates representing Mr Birdi and his spouse.
Mr Jinnah allegedly forged Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates’ letterhead, and changed the regulation firm’s formal phone quantities with his.
The new doc presented him as a authorized guide with operations in Nairobi, London, Washington D.C., and Toronto. It also documented Mr Jinnah as an pro in family members, constitutional, prison, civil, and commercial law.
On his LinkedIn profile, Mr Jinnah also claims to be a lawful guide for MMC-Asafo, one particular of the country’s top rated regulation firms. He has been at the law organization for 4 many years, as for every the social media platform.
Clever Business has proven that Mr Jinnah has by no means been an personnel of MMC-Asafo, and only put in significantly less than a month at the law company on probation whilst searching for employment as a business development director.
At Conrad Law & Consultancy, Mr Jinnah is a director in cost of business development. The profile states that Mr Jinnah has worked as a significant-position bureaucrat for at least three multinational firms – Synergy Earth Limited, Kartier Group of Firms Global LLC, and Oil Barell Limited.
At Oil Barell, Mr Jinnah claimed to have been CEO among 2010 and 2016.
As Mr Birdi is counting his losses, his son is also considering submitting a civil fit to recover tens of millions paid out to Mr Jinnah in legal expenses.
Mr Birdi’s son is heading by way of a divorce in the United Kingdom and was introduced to Mr Jinnah in 2013.
He paid legal service fees, vacation fees to and from the British isles, repairs, and other incidentals to Mr Jinnah concerning 2013 and 2017.
Mr Birdi’s son now fears that his divorce scenario could have been jeopardised by the alleged quack advocate.
As soon as, Mr Jinnah had travelled to the United kingdom for the divorce circumstance. The more youthful Mr Birdi’s small children are in the British isles.
He despatched Mr Jinnah £500 (Sh75,0000) which was to be handed on to his children.
“I had additionally also sent £500 to my young children for their repairs and he pocketed that as mirrored in his invoices to me. What we can gather is that there are quite a few people 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 activities and also attainable jeopardy of my British isles divorce case currently being executed by this person with tiny extra than superior university education and learning,” Mr Birdi’s son explained to police.
The impersonation expenses appear as Mr Jinnah fights a team of buyers that purchased residences at the English Point Marina in Mombasa County. Mr Jinnah is the property and legal affairs director at English Point Marina, and a shareholder of the embattled authentic estate task that expense Sh5 billion to put up.
The challenge is made up of 96 apartments, eight penthouses and a 26-home resort, and is just one of several private homes that are element of Kenya’s Vision 2030 job.
A group of 12 condominium purchasers has sued English Stage Marina and its administrators – Amin Kanji, his wife Leila, brother Alnoor, sister-in-law Nafisa, and Mr Jinnah – for locking them out of the home.
The purchasers insert that apart from being hit with exorbitant and unexplained costs, English Issue Marina staffers have been purchased to discriminate from black African householders.
Pearl Beach Hotels Limited’s courtroom petition to end the probe was dismissed in January.
Disgruntled purchasers say that despite shelling out the disputed support fees, electric power has been disconnected from some residences as management refuses to account for cash gathered.
Dr Khaminwa adds that English Level Marina has blocked purchasers from renting out their apartments, opposite to the obtain agreement in which the management undertook to aid in sub-permitting in exchange for 30 % of income gathered.
The law firm retains that English Issue Marina has been deliberately disabling safety keys for apartment proprietors in a bid to frustrate their tenants and company into opting for the hotel as a substitute.
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