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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,11TH AUG 2018-The National land commission officials among them chair Muhamed Swazuri have been arrested in connection with SGR land compensation plan.
Police have arrested top officials of the land commission, including the chairman Muhammad Swazuri, hours after prosecutor Noordin Haji agreed to charges against him.
Mr Haji’s office on Saturday tweeted that he has agreed to charges against the National Land Commission (NLC) chairman and others over compensation for land acquired for construction of the standard gauge railway.
“#BreakingNews, The DPP has consented to charges against National Land Commission (NLC) Chair Dr Swazuri and others in relation to #SGR compensation,” reads the tweet posted early Saturday morning.
Police also arrested the commission’ chief executive who also doubles up as secretary Chivangi Aziz Tom and Kenya Railways boss Atanas Maina.
Two senior land commission directors, Ms Salome Munubi (valuation and taxation) and Mr Francis Mugo (finance), were also arrested in the morning swoop.
Ms Gladys Mwikali Muyanga, a land registrar, in the Lands ministry and a licensed land surveyor Mr Obadiah Mbugua Wainaina are also in police custody.
Mr Swazuri has been on the spot over compensation of land acquired for construction of SGR.