EACC recovers KSh3.2 billion public land in Eldoret

EACC recovers KSh3.2 billion public land in Eldoret

The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has recovered several pieces of public land within Eldoret town valued at KSh3.2 billion.

The land which was initially designated for public use, had been illegally acquired by private entities.

These properties include; the land meant for Judiciary, Administration Police, Uasin Gishu Referral County Fire Station and the County Assembly of Uasin Gishu.

According to EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi, the land was grabbed by private companies owned by a high profile person, in collaboration with corrupt land officials.

Ngumbi revealed that some of the land recovered had a residential house hosting the Judge of the Environment and Land Court in Eldoret.

EACC has recovered five prime parcels of land that were illegally acquired by a private company, Lima Ltd.

High court Judge Anthony Obwayo issued orders in favor of the EACC, revoking the titles issued to Lima Ltd.

Ngumbi further revealed that 97 other properties worth KSh7.4 billion currently in private hands in Eldoret Town are under investigation for recovery and return to the public.

The recovered lands are expected to be officially handed over to respective government agencies in due time.

The anti-corruption watchdog has been on overdrive to recover grabbed or stolen public assets, especially by individuals and entities colluding with those people in public service.

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