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Lawyer Gershom Otachi Nominated As National Land Commission Chairman

Lawyer Gershom Otachi. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed lawyer Gershom Otachi as the National Land Commission (NLC) chairman for a tenure of six years.

In a letter to parliament, the President also appointed former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi, Prof James Tuitoek, Getrude Nduku Nguku, Reginald Okumu, former Labour Cabinet Secretary Samuel Kazungu Kambi, Ms Hubbie Hussein Al-Haji, Mr Alister Murimi Mutugi and former Isiolo Woman Rep Tiya Galgalo to serve as NLC commissioners.

Otachi has floored 11 candidates who were battling out to replace estranged Prof Mahammad  Swazuri.

Read: Former KRA Boss John Njiraini Withdraws From Race To Succeed Swazuri At NLC

Mr Otachi co-owns Ogetto Otachi and Co advocates with solicitor General Kennedy Ogetto. He was part of former Police Commissioner Hussein Ali’s legal team during their trial at the International Criminal Court at The Hague over the 2007/08 post-election violence.

However, the approval of the commissioners could wait till September 10 when the parliament resumes from recess.

Currently, the house committee on lands will continue receiving views and concerns from the public about the individuals before tabling a report which will be discussed in parliament.

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Francis Muli

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. He believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye. He has also carved himself a niche in writing business stories. He has worked for various organisations including Kenya Television Service, Business Today among others. Follow him on Twitter @FmuliKE.
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