CORD leaders fail to release Karen land grab names
29 October 2014, 13:53
Nairobi - CORD leaders have once again failed to release names of persons they allege grabbed a controversial piece of land in Karen.
The leaders, James Orengo, Bonny Khalwale and Johnstone Muthama say that they are yet to fully compose a dossier they claim will reveal evidence of those leaders who have allegedly grabbed the KES 8 billion 134 acre piece of land.
They were to present their evidence this week to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision EACC this week but say they need more time to ensure their dossier is in order.
" They need more time to ensure the evidence they are collecting is in order," spokesman for CORD leader Raila Odinga, Dennis Onyango said Wednesday.
The three leaders claimed two weeks ago that Deputy President William Ruto, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero and Lands CS Charity Ngilu among other top ranking Jubilee coalition leaders were embroiled in the land saga.
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Ruto has since said that he will sue them if they fail to produce the evidence.
The piece of land is being contested by two Nairobi businessmen and there is a court order in place that has prevented development of the land from taking place.
Police are so far guarding the piece of land on a 24 hour basis.
" The leaders will therefore not appear at Integrity Centre this morning and a new time with EACC will be communicated," said Onyango. He added that among those volunteering information include Members of Parliament who declined offers of plots on the same land.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has already asked relevant authorities to probe the alleged bragging of the land and warned any leader found to be connected to the alleged grabbing.
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