Kalonzo Musyoka named in land grabbing scam, Ksh 350M bribery

Kalonzo Musyoka named in land grabbing scam, Ksh 350M bribery

Machakos Governor, Dr Alfred Mutua, has implicated the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) co-principal, Kalonzo Musyoka, in a land grabbing case.

Appearing before the Senate’s Public Investment and Accounts Committee (PIAC) on Wednesday, November 30, Mutua said that Kalonzo, while serving as the Vice President of the republic of Kenya, irregularly and illegally influenced the allocation to himself and through proxies public land.

In a letter dated February 24, 2015 and addressed to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO, the National Lands Commission CEO, and the Chairman Commission on Administrative Justice, and tabled before PIAC, the Machakos Governor alleges that Kalonzo disregarded the existing regime and conduct of Public Officers to allocate Desiral Ltd, a company allegedly registered under Kalonzo and his wife, Pauline Kalonzo, a parcels of land LR. No. 22278 and IR 130409.

He further alleges that Kalonzo allocated or influenced allocation of a 4,000 hectare parcel of land, LR. No. 201185, IR No. 67338 in Mavoko Municipality, Machakos County.

“In addition to the irregular acquisition of his current Yatta Farm as documented in the Ndung’u Report, he, during his tenure as Vice President influenced an extra allocation to himself of about 200 acres of land adjacent to his original Yatta Farm, land that belonged to the National Youth Service,” read part of Mutua’s letter.

The Machakos Governor further argues that as part of deal to join CORD, Kalonzo was bribed to a tune of Ksh 350 million delivered through Senator Johstone Muthama.

Mutua further questions the source of money that Kalonzo used to buy a helicopter.

“That he has bought Eurocopter B3, Registration No. 5Y DKK at approximately Ksh 200 million. The source of the funds is suspicious given the fact that he has no known profitable business undertakings. As a public figure, he should account for the source of his wealth,” said Mutua in the letter.

In another letter dated November 13, 2015 and addressed to EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo, Mutua alleges that Mavoko Member of Parliament, Patrick Makau, grabbed or facilitated the grabbing of East African Portland Cement Company Ltd land parcels LR No. 7815/1, 10424, 10425, 8784/4 and 8786 located at Athi River, Mavoko Constituency.

He alleges that MP Makua imported squatters to the said land and later grabbed, sub-divided and sold it to unsuspecting people without the knowledge of East African Portland Cement Company Ltd.

Mutua and Kalonzo, the Wiper leader, have been at loggerheads over the Governor’s defiance of the party position and the move to launch his own political outfit, Maendeleo Chap Chap.

Mutua has also been at loggerhead with other party members from the Ukambani region over his apparent failure to ‘cooperate’ with them.

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