EACC recovers grabbed public property worth Ksh.780M in Nakuru, Bomet


EACC recovers grabbed public property worth Ksh.780M in Nakuru, Bomet
EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak (EXTREME LEFT) and Chairman Eliud Wabukhala (RIGHT) follow proceedings during the handing over ceremony of recovered assets held in Nakuru. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak told Citizen TV the 11 parcels of land in question had been illegally acquired prompting investigations.
  • According to Mr. Mbarak, the property – which has now been returned to the government - was reclaimed through an asset tracing program that took two years.
  • Mr. Mbarak added that other cases had already been investigated and the files sent to the ODPP for further action to be taken.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Thursday recovered public property worth Ksh.780 million that had allegedly been grabbed in Nakuru and Bomet Counties.

Speaking to Citizen TV during the handing over ceremony of the recovered assets held at a top Nakuru hotel, EACC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Twalib Mbarak said the 11 parcels of land in question had been illegally acquired prompting investigations.

According to Mr. Mbarak, the property – which has now been returned to the government — was reclaimed through an asset tracing program that took two years.

“As a commission, we are returning some of the property recovered to the government and some to schools having engaged the people who were occupying them and informed them that they were sitting on grabbed land,” said the EACC boss.

According to the commission, some of the recovered properties include 27 public officers’ residences at the Nakuru Municipality Block valued at a total of Ksh.74.2 million as well as another parcel of land which had been reserved for a Survey Camp by the Department of Survey in Nakuru County valued at Ksh.42 million.

EACC also recovered another piece of property on Nakuru Municipality Block belonging to the Postal Corporation which was disrupted during irregular alienation process and is estimated at Ksh.150 million.

In Bomet County, the commission recovered parcels of land in Sotik Township valued at Ksh.4.2 million which had been reserved for the construction of a stadium.

Mr. Mbarak added that other cases had already been investigated and the files sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) for further action to be taken.

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