in ,

CS Matiang’i Fraudulently Paid For Ruaraka Land, Court Says

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

The Ruaraka land where two schools sit is public, and the government through former Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i should not have paid for it, High Court has ruled.

Delivering the ruling, High Court Judges Benard eboso, Elijah Obaga and Kossy ber said the National Land Commission (NLC) misled the government in compensating Francis Mburu which led to loss of public funds.

“One cannot compulsorily acquire what is already public,” they said.

The then NLC chairman Muhammad Swazuri, had claimed that the land belonged to Mburu, according to registry data.

Read: Ruaraka Land Owner Clears Millicent Omanga’s Name From List Of Senators Whos Sought For Sh100 Million

The Ministry of Education transferred Ksh1.5 billion to NLC on January 22, 2018 for the purpose of the acquisition and the same was paid to Mburu on January 29, 2018.

In a valuation report dated June 14, 2017, the NLC determined the area for acquisition as measuring 6.9 acres for Drive Inn Primary School and 6.78 acres for Ruaraka High School at Ksh206 million per acre. This translated to Ksh3,262,136,690 inclusive of 15 per cent disturbance allowance.

Read: Police Arrest NIS Director Impersonator Demanding For Sh10 Million To Solve Ruaraka Land Case

It was reported that the saga was engineered by senior government officials, where former former Nairobi governor Dr Evans Kidero  was implicated for acknowledging that the property was not public.

A total of Ksh23 billion could have been lost from public coffers if the deal was fully executed.

Email your news TIPS to news@kahawatungu.com or WhatsApp +254708677607. You can also find us on Telegram through www.t.me/kahawatungu

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Governor Sang

    Governor Stephen Sang Stripped Of Security Days After Dramatic Arrest

    Sabina Chege In Tears Again As Embrace Movement Visits Baby Pendo’s Home