• Wednesday, 24 July 2024
EACC recovers government public land and house valued at Ksh.40 million fraudulently acquired by an Mp

EACC recovers government public land and house valued at Ksh.40 million fraudulently acquired by an Mp

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has recovered public land and a house belonging to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in Nakuru Town believed to have been fraudulently acquired by a former Member of Parliament.

The half-acre piece of land is the 21st out of 24 various prime government state units that the EACC has been recovering. The recoveries of the 3 remaining units are still ongoing in court.

Addressing press from the recovered land on Friday, EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi revealed the recovered property located behind Taidys Hotel in Nakuru City had been planned, reserved, and used for Government housing, known as St. Xavier Estate.

The commission decided to take the matter to court after continuous warnings to vacate the land fell on deaf ears. Investigations revealed that the land was illegally obtained by the then Commissioner of Lands Wilson Gachanja on 30th June 1994.

It was thereafter transferred to former Aldai Member of Parliament Jim Choge.

Justice Mwangi Njoroge of the Nakuru  Environment and Land Court ruled in favour of the EACC in the matter.

Meanwhile, the commission has called upon all people sitting on illegally acquired land belonging to the government to surrender land grabbed or they will meet the full arm of the law.

 

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