Ruto claims Uhuru issued fake title deed to build university
18 May 2015, 16:10
Nairobi - Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has claimed that president Uhuru Kenyatta issued an illegal title deed for the soon to be built Bomet University.
Ruto has written a letter of complaint to the National Lands Commision NLC, which News24 has in its possession, claiming that the title issued by the president to house the newly planned university.
The deed was issued last weekend by the president during a church ceremony at the Bomet Green Stadium.
Ruto claims that the land was issued unprocedurally and the deed issued by the president was not done so by the Bomet County Government.
" We raise concern over the legality of a title deed purportedly issued by the Bomet County Government. The said title purportedly issued by the county government was done without the knowledge of and involvement of the County Government of Bomet," read the letter.
Ruto says that the Bomet County Government was not involved in issuing the land and has asked that the NLC declare its position.
The NLC chairman Mohammed Swazuri on being called by News24 said that the issue was under investigation and that he could not comment on the matter at the moment.
" The matter is under investigation. We will get back to you when we have further details," he said on phone.
According to Ruto, the deed did not gain approval from the Bomet County Land Management Board and was done without preparation of survey plan, deed plan and Part Development Plan. The title was prepared without a notice of change of user, public participation and approval from the county executive.
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