Yes! SGR land compensation needs fresh audit

Parliamentary Public Investment Committee (PIC) Chairperson Adan Keynan at the committee sitting where suspended Transport Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau appeared for questioning on April 29, 2015. Indeed, PIC demanded a fresh audit of the compensation of land owners whose plots were taken over by the corporation. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A draft report of an audit of the SGR land compensation process by KRC and the National Land Commission (NLC) is a catalogue of misuse, misallocation, and downright abuse of public resources.
  • The corporation’s data base shows 57 tenants were allocated land at Manyani, but the NLC list shows 78 PAPs were compensated.
  • There is more, but the foregoing provides reason enough for the PIC’s demand for a new audit of the SGR land compensation to be carried out.

On December 2, the Daily Nation reported that the parliamentary Public Investments Committee (PIC) had raised the red flag over the compensation paid out by Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) for land acquired for the construction of standard gauge railway.

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