EACC arrests ex-NLC boss Muhammad Swazuri, 23 others

What you need to know:

  • Their arrests are linked to fraudulent compensation for land acquired by the commission for the construction of the Mombasa Southern Bypass and Kipevu New Highway Container Terminal link road in 2013.

  • The land belonging to Tornado Carriers Limited was initially valued at Sh34,501,110 in 2015 but the commission ended up paying Sh109,769,363 after Dr Swazuri ordered a second valuation.

  • NLC was compulsorily acquiring the piece of land on behalf of the Kenya National Highway Authority (KeNHA).

National Land Commission former chairman Muhammad Swazuri, and over a dozen other ex-officials and businesspeople have been arrested over alleged corruption.

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