Kahawa Tungu’s Investigative Desk can now exclusively and authoritatively report that Cytonn’s Amara project is owned by members of the society with questionable character.
Among the owners include flamboyant city politician Steve Mbogo, Jared Otieno Omondi, and South Sudanese James Lual Atak.
In previous investigations, this desk revealed that the project, which was supposed to be complete by February 2017 has stalled, and the only units sold so far (three), have been bought by nefarious tycoons.
Steve Mbogo, one of the buyers of the project, has been severally accused of being a conman, a drug lord and a rapist.
Early this year, Mbogo was arraigned before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Peter Ooko in connection to a scam where a Dubai businessman was conned USD 1 million (Sh 102.5 million). In the investigation that followed, the police recovered more than one hundred gold imitated cubes.
In a criminal case filed before a Makadara court in 2009, Mr Mbogo was charged with the offence of defiling a 15 year-old girl on August 3, 2008 at a rented apartment in Kileleshwa Estate.
The incident allegedly happened when the minor went to his house to give him change because he had offered to buy olive oil for prayers at her parents’ house.
He has also been severally accused of being a drug lord.
Another owner is Jared Otieno Omondi who was detained in June 2017 for conning people more that Ksh187 million in false pretense.
The third one, James Lual Atak, is a South Sudanese whose life story does not add up. Today he lives in South Sudan, working for humanitarian organisation Make Way Partners. According to our source, Atak bough the unit in cash, to avoid being traced by his donors.
How Atak has been able to become a millionaire for doing charity work remains a mystery.
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