Ruaraka land scandal: Matiang’i in hot soup as Senate pushes for prosecution


Interior CS Fred Matiang'i
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i

In Summary

  • Matiang'i and PS Belio Kipsang are accused of ignoring a quality assurance and standard assessments report that listed the Ruaraka land as public property.
  • Meanwhile, the DCI and the EACC are to probe the two officials to ascertain why they ignored the report that would have saved the country the Ksh.1.5billion.
  • The investigative agencies have been given three months to act.

The Senate committee investigating the Ruaraka land saga has proposed that CS Fred Matiang’i be prosecuted for illegal dealings.

According to a damning report released on Wednesday, the Senate team also wants PS Belio Kipsang held personally accountable for the Ksh.1.5billion payout in the Ruaraka land scandal.

The committee is demanding that the Director of Public Prosecution and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission investigate and prosecute the duo.

They are accused of ignoring a quality assurance and standard assessments report that listed the Ruaraka land as public property.

Meanwhile, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the EACC are to probe the two officials to ascertain why they ignored the report that would have saved the country the Ksh.1.5billion.

The investigative agencies have been given three months to act on the Ruaraka land scandal.

Other targets for possible prosecution include National Lands Commission chair Mohammed Swazuri, his deputy Abigael Mukolwe among other senior officials.

They would face charges of causing the loss of Ksh.1.5billion in the acquisition of the 13-acre controversial Ruaraka land.

Also caught in the crossfire is J.W. Gitau, a Nairobi County officer, who allegedly gave false information on the cancellation of the subdivision of the Ruaraka land.

It is also claimed that he may have colluded to defraud the public of billions of shillings.

The Senate Committee also recommends the recovery of the Ksh.1.5billion from Whispering Palms Ltd, Afrison Export Import Ltd, Huelands and their directors.

 

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: Man allegedly killed by uncle over Ksh.9M insurance cover #MurderForProfit

Story By Sam Ogina
More by this author