Norwegian convict deported from Kenya in 2014 returns to Nairobi six years later

Roger Klinge Dyrnes, a Norwegian national who was deported from Kenya a while back. [Photo Nation]

Roger Klinge Dyrnes, a Norwegian national who was deported from Kenya in 2014 is back into the country.

Dyrnes is subject to a case already in court where he is accused of allegedly selling property valued at millions of shillings to unsuspecting buyers using forged documents.

The properties are in the posh Riverside neighbourhood.

Dyrnes who is a convicted fraudster was allowed into Kenya by the Immigration Department to stay for the period which he will be testifying in the case.

An investigation by the Nation, however, reveals that he has been in the country for four months already.

Dyrnes lived in Kenya as a fugitive by the name Roger Wilhelmsen but Interpol would eventually track him down which informed his deportation to Norway where he had escaped conviction for fraud, tax evasion and racketeering.

He was deported in 2014 on orders by the then Interior CS Joseph Ole Lenku.

In the Kenyan fraud case that he is testifying in, he is alleged to have sold property in Riverside belonging to Rachel Njoki Nielsen using a Lithuanian passport with the name “Orlov Oleg” and allegedly forged power of attorney to sell off the property valued at Ksh40 million.

When all this was happening, Njoki was in Norway. Dyrnes say Njoki was his “girlfriend” while Njoki says the accused was just a “friend”.

“The plaintiff avers that the alleged power of attorney, if any, is a forgery and therefore illegal, null, and void in law and fact,” says Njoki’s lawyer says in a signed affidavit.

According to Norwegian papers, Dyrnes invested some of the stolen money from Norway in Kenya. They also indicate that he was well acquainted with Njoki and a relative, Faith Waithera who were the shareholders of Executive Kiritu Investments Limited whose some of its properties were sold by the Dyrnes.

Njoki had 1000 shares while Waithera only had 1 share in the company.

Titles to three houses listed under the firm owned by Njoki were released to Dyrnes by a local bank through a law firm based in the city from which he was able to change ownership through connections at the Ministry of Lands.

 ‘Oleg Orlov’ is said to have written to the Commissioner of Lands seeking a provisional title on account that the original could not be traced, and he also registered the power of attorney.

Njoki in court submissions negates ever handing Dyrens alias “Oleg Orlov” a power of attorney but the accused alleges that it was executed

before C.P. Onono Advocates.

However, Sidian Bank which provided Ksh19 million to one of the clients buying the Riverside property discounted Njoki’s assertion that she did not sign a power of attorney.

A forensic investigation into a forged power of attorney claim by the plaintiff (Njoki) found glaring similarities in the signatures which were compared to those in her passports.

Njoki however, dismissed the forensic findings stating that she was never involved in the examination process.