The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on yesterday recovered land belonging to the Kenya Railways Corporation in Kisumu with a current market value of Ksh.550 million.
In a statement, Eacc said that inve
Justice Anthony Ombwayo, in a ruling delivered on Thursday, said the former commissioners of land had no authority to alienate the properties in favor of the said entities.
“The Judge also noted that evidence adduced by the Defendants did not demonstrate that the President had authorized the respective Commissioners to alienate the suit properties either orally or in writing,” read the Eacc statement.
“The Commissioners could not purport to pass any valid title to the Defendants through the Letters of Allotment and Leases produced in evidence. The alienation of the suit properties to the Defendants was, therefore, unlawful and unprocedural.”
Justice Ombwayo hence held that the commission had proved its case hence ordering that there be a rectification of the land register by cancellation of the leases.
This comes after the Eacc instituted a civil suit to recover the public property belonging to the Kenya School of Law.
Eacc investigations established that the property measuring 0.96 Acres was reserved by the Government as the official residence of the Principal, Kenya School of Law.
The anti-graft body has once again demonstrated that assets acquired through corruption will be recovered and restored to the people of Kenya.
By Joy Kyalo