Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has reclaimed a public land in Kakamega County that had been illegally allocated to a private developer.
EACC on its twitter handle said the commission had filed a suit challenging the illegal allocation of public land reference Kakamega Municipality/ Block III/245 to a private developer who has been identified as James Musau Kiva.
The Commission filed a suit challenging illegal allocation of public land reference Kakamega Municipality/ Block III/245 to a private developer James Musau Kiva.
— EACC (@EACCKenya) August 6, 2020
The land, upon which a government house is erected, was public property held in trust by the defunct Kakamega Municipal Council and was reserved for housing civil servants.
Subsequently, the court issued orders directing the land registrar in Kakamega to cancel the title deed issued to Kiva.
The court further issued a permanent injunction restraining Kiva and his agents from trespassing or dealing in any way with the property.
It declared that the lease issued to Kiva on 31st August 1999 is null and void, thus the land will revert to public use.
Earlier this week, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission announced that it had successfully repossessed 53.4 acres of land in the industrial area, Nairobi belonging to the Meteorological department valued at 5 billion shillings.
In a statement Monday, EACC head of communication Phillip Kagucia said the land had been divided into five portions and allocated to Beacon Towers Limited, Varun Industrial Credit Limited, Hillbrow Properties Limited, Pamba Properties Limited, and Brentwood Traders Limited.