Six arrested as EACC raids Kisii lands registry


Six arrested as EACC raids Kisii lands registry
Kisii Land Registrar, Steve Mokaya, in blue suit is escorted by EACC officers after he was arrested. PHOTO| VINCENT MWASI

In Summary

  • The six include, Kisii Lands Registrar Steve Mokaya, four officers and a lands broker, who had allegedly been colluding with the officers to obtain money from members of the public who want land searches.
  • EACC South Nyanza Regional Manager David Kang’ara said they had been doing undercover investigations at the registry for the last three months after they received complaints from members of the public.

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday arrested six suspects following a raid at the Kisii lands registry.

The six include, Kisii Lands Registrar Steve Mokaya, four officers and a lands broker, who had allegedly been colluding with the officers to obtain money from members of the public who want land searches.

EACC South Nyanza Regional Manager David Kang’ara who led the operation said they had been doing undercover investigations at the registry for the last three months after they received complaints from members of the public.

“We received allegations three months ago that the lands registrar in collusion with brokers and ghost workers is embezzling government revenue by having an irregular system of processing land documents,” said Mr. Kang’ara.

“We have also recovered treated money which we had circulated to nab the suspects.”

The EACC regional manager said the six will be arraigned once consent is obtained from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

He added that investigations will be extended to other government offices including the county government, urging members of the public to support them in the fight against graft.

 

 

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