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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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Murdered IEBC Manager Chris Msando’s Wife Eva Msando Awarded With A State Job

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Eva Msando.

Death Of Chris Msando, the IEBC’s tech guru who was brutally murdered in unclear circumstances continues to linger on many Kenyans minds an year later. One of the most outstanding memories is his wife’s testimony and strength shown during those trying moments.

A widow left with orphans and without a job since the IT guru was the family’s breadwinner, there was immediate need for her to find a job or s business to sustain her young family.

Struggling with life, Eva at one point had reached out to the public for any job opportunity. Her prayers seemingly, have been heard, in a gazette notice Peter Munya the CS Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Eva Buyu Msando has been appointed to be member of the Export Processing Zones Authority for three years effective 20th September 2018.

The good news could be attributed to the handshake between President Uhuru and PM Raila Odinga. Msando who ails from Odinga’s community was suspected to have been assassinated by hit Squad allied to the state owing to his stiff grounds that would’ve limited rigging of the elections. The late Msando is on record saying to have developed a hack free electoral system. His death was widely read as a sabotage to the electoral system.

Many questions on the murder of Chris remains unresolved with the state reluctant to follow the trail.

 


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The Painful Death Of Monica Kimani, They Tied Her Hands, Slit Her Throat And Dumped Her Body In The Bathtub

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Monica Kimani.

As the nation comes to terms with the death of Sharon Otieno, the Rongo University student who was found murdered and body dumped in a thicket in what is suspected to be out of fallout from the affair she had with Migori Governor Obado, another bizzare killing has struck.

Monica Kimani, 29 was found murdered in the coldest way, her severely mutilated  body was discovered by her brother George at Luciane Apartments on Kitale Lane off Denis pritt road. The killer(s) slit her throat open, dumped the body in bathtub 🛀 left the water running in what reads like a murder movie.

It remains unclear how the killers would commit such a scale of crime at a gated and heavily secured neighborhood which is just near to the private home of the President.

Monica at her home

According to the brother who discovered her lifeless body, the two were chatting on that night before she went silent and he assumed she had slept. However, her calls and texts went unanswered the next day which was unusual of her according to the family prompting the mother to send George to go check on her sister and that’s when he came to discover the horrific news after breaking the door.

Detectives are trying to join the dots in the mysterious murder and it has been established that Monica hosted two of her friends Wednesday night before her body was found in a bloodbath on Thursday At 1pm.

Monica had just returned from South Sudan where she runs an established business and even her social media pages points at her wide networks with Sudanese. The family has a business there too. She was about to fly to Dubai for vacation before she was struck.

As she celebrated her birthday

The motive of the murder is yet to be established but looks like a professional hit, it takes extra guys not only to cut open one’s throat but to comfortably walk in and out of such an establishment after the murder. With keen investigations, CCTV footages both within the apartment and out on the road in that estate will easily piece up the movements and identities of killers.

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VIDEO: Moments When The Ugandan Military Took Over Entebbe Runway Before Arresting And Bundling Away Bobi Wine

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Bobi Wine moments before the plane touched down in Entebbe

Bobi Wine a prolific Ugandan legislature today made his way home after a trip to the USA where he had gone to seek specialized treatment following torture in the military camp where he was being held on treason charges which were trumped by the regime.

Bobi made a stopover at the Nairobi’s JKIA where he was received joyfully with airport staff and fellow passengers who scrambled for photos with him. Aboard Kenya Airways, Bobi sat calmly and later in the middle of the flight drowned into deep thoughts perhaps wondering what was awaiting when the plane touched down.

The writings were already on the wall, the government had banned public gathering and warned against turning out for Bobi’s grand reception which had been scheduled from the Entebbe airport.

Bobi Wine’s brother was arrested earlier this morning while making preparations for the welcoming of his brother. Police had also camped at various homes of leading opposition leaders stopping them from leaving to mobilize grounds for receiving Bobi Wine.

When the plane touched down in Entebbe, Bobi seemed uneasy perhaps the reality was hitting him that nothing had changed as the military had taken over the airport as if it was a high profile terrorist landing. The military was literally on the run way. The plane carrying Bobi was even taken to the far end of the airport where the military was waiting.

As soon as he got off the plane, he was met by army officials who first greeted him before turning into their custom beastly mode, bundling him into an awaiting military van and driving him away to unknown destination. Press was totally blocked and passengers were restricted from filming anything. Those found had their phones confiscated and photos deleted. We’re however, the Kenya Insights so we had our ways.

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