EACC win in a fight for illegal title deeds given to private companies


EACC headquarters in Nairobi.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Monday registered another big win in a tussle over illegal alienation of 53.4 acres of land in Nairobi which belongs to The Kenya Meteorological department.

EACC launched investigations following allegations that the land belonging to the meteorological department in Industrial Area, Nairobi, had been illegally issued to five companies.

The land had been illegally given out by public officials who colluded with private individuals to alienate it to Beacon Towers Limited, Varun Industrial Credit Limited, Hillbrow Properties Limited, Pamba Properties Limited and Brentwood Traders Limited.

Justice Elijah Obaga in a consolidated judgement delivered on Monday, it was clear that the land had been awarded illegally.

The judge agreed with the evidence tabled by EACC and cancelled the five titles.

Obaga also found that the land which had been grabbed is located in Industrial Area, off- Mombasa Road and behind Panari Hotel.

EACC was represented by lawyer Ben Murei while Walter Amoko represented the five companies.

In June, EACC registered another win after its intervention to stop the execution of an ‘illegal’ multimillion-shilling contract for the supply of school equipment which saved the taxpayer Sh150 million.

The commission won an appeal challenging the award of the cash by a lower court to Vulcan Lab Equipment Limited.

 

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