War on graft: EACC detectives arrest former lands officials over fraud

War on graft: EACC detectives arrest former lands officials over fraud

BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,20TH JUNE,2022-A number of high-ranking former officials in the Ministry of Lands have been arrested over their alleged involvement in the fraudulent acquisition and transfer of parcels of land belonging to the public.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission disclosed Monday morning that Former Commissioner of Lands Wilson Gachanja, Former Senior Lands officer in charge of Coast Province Zablon Mabeya and Jabu Salim Mohamed- Physical Planner in the Ministry were apprehended “for aiding grabbing of public land by private developers.”

“The public land in question is a public access road- Kwale Diani/Beach Block/1072 valued at Kshs.30,000,000.00,” EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak said

The suspects are currently in custody at EACC Integrity Centre Police Station and are set to be transferred to Mombasa to appear in Court on Tuesday, 21st June 2022.

“Notably, Wilson Gachanja and Zablon Mabeya feature prominently in the various public land recovery suits that EACC has filed in court.”

“EACC seeks to hold all persons involved in public land grabbing to account. More related investigations are underway” said the EACC boss

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