EACC gives ultimatum on disputed land documents
SEE ALSO :300 tycoons probed over Sh10b land grab“In the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 27 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003, the commission requires owners and occupiers of the property to… submit documents,” read the notice in part. The development is likely to open a protracted legal battle between Kenya Railways and tenants who claim to have genuine leases. Yesterday, a detective at the Western Region office told Sunday Standard on condition of anonymity that some of the people under investigation are brokers who took advantage of the lack of activity on the parcels and fraudulently sold them. Recently, Kenya Railways evicted several tenants from its premises despite claims of having valid leases. Former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo, Kisumu Senator Fred Outa, Eala MP Oburu Oginga and a Nairobi businessman William Osewe are among those who lost businesses worth millions of shillings after Kenya Railways demolished business premises and recovered houses and land. This came barely a month after the Lwang’ni Beach eateries, Akamba Lane shops and other temporary establishments within the central business district were demolished.
SEE ALSO :Suspect faults EACC in graft caseThe Kenya Railways Managing Director Phillip Mainga told Sunday Standard that all leases on the property have been cancelled. The corporation owns vast swathes of land on the lake front.
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