Most current reviews show that Kenya Railways MD Atanas Maina is engaged in a cat and mouse activity with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Police.
Mr Maina is set to be arrested and be charged with allegations of fraudulent Ksh.2.8billion compensation for the Conventional Gauge Railway.
“The DPP has consented to costs in opposition to Nationwide Land Commission (NLC) Chair Dr Swazuri, Kenya Railways MD Atanas Maina and other folks in relation to SGR payment,” the DPP said on Twitter on Saturday early morning.
They will spend the weekend in custody of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and are to look in courtroom on Monday.
The many others are Tom Aziz Chavangi (CEO National Lands Commission), Salome Munubi (NLC Director Valuation and Taxation), Francis Karimi Mugo (Director, Finance and Administration), Gladys Mwikali Muyanga (Land Registrar Ministry of Land and Physical Planning), Obadiah Mbugua Wainaina (a Licensed Surveyor).
It was alleged that billions of shillings experienced been paid out to people today and businesses that did not ought to have compensation for the land via which the SGR would go by.
According to Parliament’s Community Accounts Committee, the Lands Commission failed to present precise facts of acreage, plot quantities, and valuation info 12 months immediately after the payment was paid out.
In July 2018, the EACC was then authorized access to the prosperity declaration kinds that would ordinarily only be accessible to Parliament.
A leaked Kenya Railways internal audit report discovered massive irregularities in compensation of both of those people today and firms whose land the governing administration acquired to pave the way for the new railway. Landowners in the same locality and with various home sizes were presented equivalent compensation setting up proprietors were being overpaid for their buildings and other people paid for land that belonged to the federal government.
Final week, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Eacc) deputy CEO Michael Mubea stated the officers recovered nearly Sh18million was recovered from just one of the officials residence in international currency and financial institution statements.