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Just In; EACC Recovers Sh100 Million Grabbed Land For Nyahururu Bus Park

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission was successful in reclaiming a parcel of land with a value of one hundred million shillings (Sh100 million) that had been set aside for the Nyahururu bus park.

According to the EACC, the land had been alienated in a manner that was illegitimate, illegal, and unlawful in order to benefit private individuals.

The Laikipia county government is the new owner of the parcel now that it has been returned.

The commission came to the conclusion that the land in question had been unlawfully transferred to the benefit of private individuals. As a result, the commission has filed a complaint with the Nyahururu Environment and Lands Court in an effort to reclaim the land in question.

According to the findings of the investigation, the land in question had been given over by the Catholic Diocese of Nyeri in 1972 in order to facilitate the building of the Ngare Naro Primary School.

However, in 1984, the now-defunct Nyandarua County Council, in collaboration with the then-commissioner of lands, partitioned off two acres of the land for the expansion of the Nyahururu bus park. At the same time, they issued a disclaimer to the school stating that the land would be returned to the school if it was not utilized in the expansion of the bus park.

The land was subdivided into 12 portions by the Nyandarua County Council, in collaboration with the commissioner of lands at the time, and letters of allotment were given to private individuals, including James Kimani Mburu, Boniface Mugo Waikwa, John Kahwai Kabucho, Nereah Muthoni Wachira, Francis Muraya Wachira, Gladys Wairimu Kariuki, and Wilson Gachanja.

EACC found evidence that some of the allottees or their successors in the claim were later issued leases and certificates of lease in relation to the portions of the land that had been allotted to them.

In addition, it was discovered that not all allottees or their successors in the claim were given leases or certificates of lease when the claim was initially settled.

"There have been a number of court cases between members of the public (in particular, a group of Mitumba Traders) and the persons who were allocated the suit properties," they said. "These cases have been heard."


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