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'NYS land' belongs to Kalonzo, says Senator

14 July 2015, 18:35 William Korir

Nairobi - The National Youth Service NYS land in Yatta belongs to Kalonzo Musyoka who bought it legally, nominated Senator Judith Sijeny has said.

The Senator has accused the Jubilee Government of trying its best to ensure that corruption within its ranks is forgotten and instead turning the spotlight to Kalonzo.

" The government is therefore desperately looking for ways to ensure we do not talk about corruption in NYS where billions are being spent to militarize the youth. Jubilee does not want us to talk about Weston Hotel, which is built on public land and where today the government holds meetings and hosts delegations to take care of one of their own," she said in a statement.

She also insists that the government is digging up a non existent issue.

" To cover up the known corruption, Jubilee is trying to invent new one where there is none. And that is why suddenly they have discovered that there is Yatta farm; yet the Yatta farm ownership is as clear as daylight. This farm was sold to H.E. Hon Kalonzo Musyoka by two sellers, (One Janet Chirchir and Betracal Ltd) in the early 90's on a willing seller, willing buyer basis unlike the land on which Weston stands, " she said.

" All stamp duties were paid fully, in accordance with the law," she added.

She further asked the Jubilee coalition to act like the government which has failed to release key reports on issues land.

" We remind Jubilee that they are the government, and they are the ones sitting on the Ndung’u Report and the TJRC report which we in Cord have been demanding to be implemented without further delay. Finally, we wish to reiterate that if Jubilee wishes to be taken seriously on fighting corruption and recovering stolen land, it must begin with Weston. It must tell us the faces and names behind the attempt to grab Karen land. It must tell us how the lease for Taita-Taveta land was renewed and it must tell us who owns land in Lamu. Finally it must explain how certain families came to own land the size of Nyanza province," she added.

A section of Jubilee coalition MPs Monday accused Kalonzo of grabbing the land in Yatta, with they also accusing CORD leader Raila Odinga of grabbing land belonging to a college in Ramogi.

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