CORD Senators postpone appointment with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over Karen land

NAIROBI, KENYA: Cord Senators have postponed to next week appointment with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over alleged illegal acquisition of Sh8 billion Karen Land to next week.

In a letter to the graft body, Senator James Orengo said Bonny Khalwale who was supposed to record statement alongside Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama over the land is out of the country on business trip.

“We have compiled a dossier containing relevant documents and material which we hope will assist you in conducting investigations," said Orengo

“However Senator Khalwale is out of the country on official business to United Kingdom. We have made a decision to avail to you the dossier upon his return to the country sometimes next week.”

A section of CORD leaders have alleged that senior politicians in government are behind the 134 acres piece of land in Karen valued at Sh8 billion.

Lands Cabinet secretary Charity Ngilu denied involvement in the illegal acquisition. She also absolved Deputy President William Ruto, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero, Inspector General David Kimaiyo and CID Director Muhoro Ndegwa, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and James Mbaluka of any wrongdoing.

 "I have talked to all the people mentioned including the Deputy President William Ruto and they have absolutely nothing to do with that piece of land."