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Parliament Wants Swazuri Jailed For Conspiring To Defraud Public Billions In The Ruaraka Land Scam

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NLC Chairman Swazuri.

The Departmental Committee on Lands received a complaint on 30th January 2018 through a letter dated 10th January 2018 signed by Mr. Harrison Muema.

In the said letter, Mr. Mr. Harrison Muema alleged that irregularities had been committed in the compensation of LR No. 7879/4 to M/S Afrison Export and Imports Ltd by the National Land Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for acquisition of land for Drive Inn Primary School and Ruaraka High School in Nairobi.

He requested the Committee to investigate the matter. The issue was also reported in the print media. Therefore, it is on this basis that the Committee resolved to conduct an inquiry on the matter. During the inquiry the Committee found out that the process of acquiring the land occupied by the two schools was initiated by the National Land Commission upon receiving a complaint from the Afrison Import Export Ltd and Huelands Ltd on alleged historical injustices.

Further, although the Ministry of Education did eventually write to the Commission requesting that it does secure the interests in the land occupied by the two schools, this was done at the behest of the Commission.

The Committee also noted that it was not clear from the valuation report tabled by the Commission on what parameters or criteria other than stamp duty and the pricing of comparable properties was used by the Commission to ensure prudent use of public money as espoused in Article 201 of the Constitution in awarding Afrison Import Export Ltd and Huelands Ltd Kshs 3, 269, 040, 600 as compensation for land.

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The Committee further observed that although the Commission presented evidence of the Gazette Notice, there was no evidence presented to the Committee to show where and how the inquiry proceedings were conducted. There was also no evidence to show that the Commission did serve the notices to the interested persons.

The Committee did not find any evidence to confirm that a sub-division of the land in question did occur. The evidence presented to the Committee indicated that LR. No. 7879/4 belongs to Afrison Import Export Ltd and Huelands Ltd save for the contradiction that an allotment letter had been issued to Ruaraka High School by the Commissioner of Lands The Committee further observed that the two schools had occupied the land for an uninterrupted period of at least thirty-three years and there had been no case brought by Afrison Export Import Limited against the schools over the alleged illegal occupation by the two schools.

The Committee also found out that the title for LR. No 7879/4 was jointly held by the official receiver and Messrs Harit Sheth and Co. Advocates, the advocates for the registered owner and that the National Land Commission had not secured the interests of the government in the land compulsorily acquired in terms of the formal taking of possession of the documents of title on the land contrary to section 121 of the Lands Act, 2012.

The Departmental Committee on Lands received a complaint on 30th January 2018 through a letter dated 10th January 2018 signed by Mr. Harrison Muema. In the said letter, Mr. Mr. Harrison Muema alleged that irregularities had been committed in the compensation of LR No. 7879/4 to M/S Afrison Export and Imports Ltd by the National Land Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for acquisition of land for Drive Inn Primary School and Ruaraka High School in Nairobi.

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He requested the Committee to investigate the matter. The issue was also reported in the print media. Therefore, it is on this basis that the Committee resolved to conduct an inquiry on the matter. During the inquiry the Committee found out that the process of acquiring the land occupied by the two schools was initiated by the National Land Commission upon receiving a complaint from the Afrison Import Export Ltd and Huelands Ltd on alleged historical injustices.

Further, although the Ministry of Education did eventually write to the Commission requesting that it does secure the interests in the land occupied by the two schools, this was done at the behest of the Commission. The Committee also noted that it was not clear from the valuation report tabled by the Commission on what parameters or criteria other than stamp duty and the pricing of comparable properties was used by the Commission to ensure prudent use of public money as espoused in Article 201 of the Constitution in awarding Afrison Import Export Ltd and Huelands Ltd Kshs 3, 269, 040, 600 as compensation for land.

The Committee further observed that although the Commission presented evidence of the Gazette Notice, there was no evidence presented to the Committee to show where and how the inquiry proceedings were conducted. There was also no evidence to show that the Commission did serve the notices to the interested persons. The Committee did not find any evidence to confirm that a sub-division of the land in question did occur.

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The evidence presented to the Committee indicated that LR. No. 7879/4 belongs to Afrison Import Export Ltd and Huelands Ltd save for the contradiction that an allotment letter had been issued to Ruaraka High School by the Commissioner of Lands The Committee further observed that the two schools had occupied the land for an uninterrupted period of at least thirty-three years and there had been no case brought by Afrison Export Import Limited against the schools over the alleged illegal occupation by the two schools.

The Committee also found out that the title for LR. No 7879/4 was jointly held by the official receiver and Messrs Harit Sheth and Co. Advocates, the advocates for the registered owner and that the National Land Commission had not secured the interests of the government in the land compulsorily acquired in terms of the formal taking of possession of the documents of title on the land contrary to section 121 of the Lands Act, 2012.


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Joash Ombati The Brave Police Officer Who Took On Two Thugs And Recovered Sh400,000 Feted

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Ombati receiving a badge of honour from President Kenyatta.

Two suspects, Sameer Abdulaziz Kassim and Peter Kavoli Musili had posed as traders of construction materials on OLX.

They reportedly duped Amos Charo Saroan, an unsuspecting customer from Voi then robbed him.

Amos Charo traveled from Voi and met the duo in Nairobi CBD, then drove towards Westlands but he was pushed out of the speeding car after giving them KSh 732,000, an incident witnessed by Ombati.

Administration Police Constable Joash Ombati who was guarding a bank nearby, boarded a taxi to chase after the suspects.

Ombati receives his promotion.

The Police officer shot in the air forcing the thieves to surrender before he handcuffed them as members of the public watched with many urging him to shoot dead the suspects.

Mr. Ombati remained calm even as a furious mob urged him to shoot and kill.

He managed to recover Sh400,000 which was part of the Sh732,000 that the suspects had stolen from the complainant Mr Amos Charo.

Ombati would then be awarded by Interior CS Matiang’i for his bravery the government was given the heroic AP a Distinguished Service Award in November 2018 barely a month after his commendable work.

That wasn’t the end, Joash Ombati who single-handedly pursued two thugs in Nairobi and recovered KSh 400,000 has just been promoted to the rank of Corporal from being a AP Constable.

Friends help me Congratulate my brother.


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Grace Msalame Sues Uganda’s Tourism Board For Illegaly Using Her Curvy Photos To Promote Sex Tourism

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Grace Msalame.

Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism unveiled a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ in a bid to promote tourism in the country, the ministry decided to use Kenya’s media personality Grace Msalame as the official face of their Miss Curvy Uganda contest without her knowledge. Whether it was a mistake or deliberate is unknown but now they’ll have to prove it in court.

Grace a media personality in Kenya has distanced herself from the beauty pageant saying she was never part of the program neither did she give consent for her photo to be used in the promotion.

The promotion poster.

In a statement, Msalame says, “I take great exception for the fact that my image and likeliness are being used to propagate, disseminate and encourage objectification of women. I don’t agree nor endorse such a message or anyone who’s a creator of the idea that women’s body are tourist attraction sites.”

Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 Participants.

While announcing that her lawyers are already on legal course for redress, Msalame says, “I reject any association to me that has been unlawfully created by Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 and its agents.”

The media personality claims that her brand has been immensely hit following the publications of her images. “Miss Curvy Uganda’s deliberate and calculated use of my image and likeliness to promote violation of women’s bodies had defamed my character and reputation damaged a brand that I’ve worked for so many years to establish, and subjected me to unwarranted and undeserved cyber bullying.” She says in her statement.


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Club Associated With CS Echesa’s Deported Exotic Dancers Now Wants State To Pay Them Sh48M

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CS Rashid Echesa.

Balle Balle Club In Parklands that flew in the eight deported Pakistani women is now suing the state over the deportation of the dancers by police infringed on its rights and business. The club is seeking to be compensated with Sh48M which they claim was lost as a result of the deportation.

Arguing their case before Justice Luka Kimaru, the club represented by lawyer Evans Ondieki told the court that the dancers had been issued with special permits by the Sports CS Rashid Echesa to perform at the Balle Balle Club during the festive season but were arrested and detained illegally by police.

The court also heard, the girls were bundled out of the club and detained for 36 hours without bathing, which was a violation of their basic rights. They were held as investigations looked into the circumstances and validity of the permits issued by the CS who was alleged to have been involved in the human trafficking racket.

Earlier, the lawyers had sought for the court to compel CS Echesa and Matiang’i to personally compensate the deported girls despite having a standing order to produce them in court. The courts excused the CSs from the Sh9.1M fine and instead summoned detectives who gave out the girls to different state despite the case having been lodged in.

The club is now seeking orders restraining the DCI, DPP and Transnational Organised Crime Unit from entering, harassing, intimidating, arresting or doing anything prejudicial to its directors.


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