Blogger Dennis Itumbi Sues Fred Matiang’i Over Ruaraka Land

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William Ruto campaign strategist and Tanga Tanga blogger Dennis Itumbi has filed a lawsuit against Interior CS Fred Matiang’i for his role in the irregular payment of 1.5 billion shillings in acquiring a land in Ruaraka.

Matiang'i sued over Ruaraka land
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i. Image/Courtesy

Taking to his social media page, Itumbi disclosed the suit which seeks to have Matiang’i charged with corruption.

Itumbi accuses the interior CS of being part of a cabal that defrauded the Kenyan govern,ent billions of taxpayers’ money.

“Matiangi’s order to purchase the land was the one that set all the necessary motion for the taxpayers to lose Kshs. 1.5 Billion money that would have been used to realize the socio-economic rights most Kenyans lack,” Itumbi stated in the court papers.

Itumbi purports that the High Court had ruled that the Ruaraka land was a public land and that the Education Ministry which was then under the leadership og Matiang’i ordered for the irregular payment.

Matiang’i is accused of throwing out a report that had acknowledged that the Ruaraka land was indeed a public land and instead asked the National Land Commission to make payment.

In 2017, National Land Commission in a letter asked the Matiang’i led Education Ministry to pay 3 billion shillings among them Kshs 1.5 Billion for compensating the owner of the said land.

Already, Justices Elijah Obaga, Bernard Eboso and Kossy Bor in June 2019 had ruled that the 17.7 acre land on which two public schools, Ruaraka High and Drive-Inn Primary, and a chiefs camp stand, is indeed public land.

The judges further indicted the National Lands Commission (NLC), then chaired by Prof Muhammad Swazuri, for misleading the Ministry of Education that saw Sh1.5 billion irregularly released as down payment to businessman Francis Mburu, who claimed to be the owner.

 

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