Breaking: Land Commission Boss Mohamed Swazuri Arrested Over SGR Land Compensation Scandal

NLC chairman Muhammad Swazuri arrested after DPP approved charges on him over irregular SGR land compensations

Embattled NLC chairman Mohamed Swazuri has been arrested over the alleged purchase of dubious land for the standard gauge railway.

He is currently at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission after the DPP gave consent on his arrest on Saturday.

Internal correspondence from the National Land Commission indicated that the chairman authorised Sh314 million to purchase five dubious plots for the standard gauge railway.

The Senate committee investigating the Ruaraka land saga had also proposed that Swazuri and CS Fred Matiang’i be prosecuted for illegal dealings.

According to a damning report released on Wednesday, the Senate team also wants PS Belio Kipsang held personally accountable for the Ksh.1.5billion payout in the Ruaraka land scandal.

The committee is demanding that the Director of Public Prosecution, the infallible Noordin Haji and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission investigate and prosecute the duo.

They are accused of ignoring a quality assurance and standard assessments report that listed the Ruaraka land as public property.

Meanwhile, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the EACC are to probe the two officials to ascertain why they ignored the report that would have saved the country the Ksh.1.5billion.

The investigative agencies have been given three months to act on the Ruaraka land scandal.

They would face charges of causing the loss of Ksh.1.5billion in the acquisition of the 13-acre controversial Ruaraka land.