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Swazuri, 10 Others To Spend Weekend In Custody Pending Bond Ruling

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Former National Lands Commission (NLC) Muhammad Swazuri will alongside 10 others spend the Easter weekend in custody pending bond hearing on Tuesday.

Swazuri was apprehended on Wednesday by EACC detectives over the irregular compensation for a parcel of land in Mombasa to construct the Southern Bypass and the Kipevu Terminal link road.

NLC paid a sum of Sh109 million to Tornado Carriers Limited and C.W Chege and Co. Advocates.

In a statement, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji ordered their arrest and charges against them including conspiracy to commit and economic crime, abuse of office and financial misconduct.

Read: Former NLC Chairman Muhammed Swazuri Claims Commission’s Pressure Caused Wife’s Miscarriage

Haji also wanted them charged with unlawful acquisition of public property, fraudulent acquisition, dealing with suspect property and money laundering.

State prosecutor on Thursday asked the court to deny the suspects bail.

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