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CID to take charge of Lamu land grab cases

06 August 2014, 17:31 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The Criminal Investigation Department CID will take charge of the land grabbing cases in Lamu, Director General Muhoro Ndegwa has said.

Muhoro announced Wednesday that the CID will join the task force will join the current probe on the alleged grabbing of land by 22 companies.

He said that his officers will join the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC in the probe.

Muhoro further ordered the directors of the 22 companies to record statements over their involvement in the procurement of the said land.

" The directors of the companies are directed to record statements as soon as possible, he said.

The lands ministry has cancelled title deeds covering 500,000 acres in Lamu as directed by president Uhuru Kenyatta.

The 22 companies include Brick Investments Limited, Rusken International Limited, Mat International, itu Nyangoro (DA) Company, itu Conservative Self Help Group, Shanghai Investment Limited, Fincorp Investments (K) Limited, Kaab Investments, Sheila Ranch Limited, Dynamic Trading Co. Limited and Savannah Fresh Fruits Exports.

Some of the companies have cried foul over the accusations, claiming that the land they procured was legitimately acquired and have accused the government of a witch-hunt.

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