James Orengo to record a statement over controversial allocation of public land in Lamu County
Siaya senator James Orengo is to record a formal statement with the criminal investigation department as part of an ongoing probe into the irregular allocation of 500,000 acres of land in Lamu. Orengo – who was lands minister when the allocations were done – went to the cid headquarters this morning where he was given documents detailing the irregular land transfers. ID director Ndegwa Muhoro had indicated that they were interested in questioning Orengo to find out what he knew, and if he had anything to do with the grabbing of the Lamu land. The national land commission at the weekend said it had confirmed that the land was illegally allocated to 22 firms and will start revoking the title deeds this week.