Ngilu obstructing investigations into Land Ministry, DPP says
17 June 2015, 16:56
Nairobi - Lands CS Charity Ngilu is to be charged with obstructing investigations into fraud in the lands Ministry, the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP has said.
The DPP says that there is evidence to prove that the Cabinet Secretary hindered investigations into a fraudulent land deal in Karen Nairobi in which 138 acres of land are said to have been grabbed by senior government officials.
" She is accused of hindering the collection of evidence regarding
fraudulent transactions by directing Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban
Development officials not to release documents to and record statements
with EACC investigators, " Tobiko said Wednesday.
" Having reviewed the evidence, I am satisfied that the recommended charge is sustainable," he added.
" I have therefore accepted EACC’s recommendation that the CS be charged with the offence of obstruction of justice," he added.
Ngilu is said to have been a part of the scam to grab the 138 acres of land from Nairobi businessman De Gama Rose in a deal said to be work as much as KES 1.8 billion.
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