Graft agency pursues city county officials suspected of land fraud

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko leaves EACC headquarters in Nairobi on September 3, 2019. The EACC is probing several staff in his administration over possible fraud after public land ended up in the hands of a private developer. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Mr Sonko ‘exposed’ the matter in adverts placed in newspapers and on television and blamed EACC for not investigating the matter despite several letters.
  • Three companies, some belonging to Nairobi City Council officers and their spouses, were also paid part of the proceeds.

A prime piece of land that is at the centre of a row pitting Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko against the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) was illegally allocated to a businessman by county officials who pocketed millions, documents from State agencies show.

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