Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has ordered a case against Siaya Senator James Orengo shut for lack of substantial evidence.
“Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission recommendation to close file for lack of evidence accepted, file ordered closed,” Keriako Tobiko said in a joint statement on Friday.
Orengo was accused of receiving a Sh5 million bribe, for the sale of a plot in Nairobiâ€™s Westlands area to former Nairobi mayor George Aladwa, which the former Lands Minister insisted was his land, inherited from his father in 1965.
THIS IS THE STATEMENT ITUMBI AND CO. ISSUED WHEN THEY IMPLICATED SEN. ORENGO ON LAND FRAUD, AUGUST 2014.
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James Orengoâ€™s statement today has confirmed his role in the Lamu land grabbing. That is why he has not addressed the theft of land that he presided over at the lands ministry.
He has resorted to dropping names of the President and the Deputy President without giving an iota of proof.
He keeps trumpeting the Ndungâ€™u report which he didnâ€™t even talk about during his five-year tenure at the lands docket.
We remind Orengo of his parliamentary answer on Thursday December 8, 2011 in response to Dr Bonni Khwalale: â€œThe Ndungu report is just a small component of how to deal with the land sector.â€ we rest at that.
On the TJRC report, Orengo should not think Kenyans have forgotten his remarks in a workshop in Nairobi on November 16,2010: â€œeven though TJRC chair Bethwell Kiplagat has resigned, Kenyans have no faith in the commissionâ€™s processes and outcomes. It should be disbanded.â€
Orengo as a lawyer is aware the document is still in Parliament. The fact is, unlike Orengo and his ilk, the Government promised to provide an answer to the land question and it is doing exactly that.
The Siaya Senator should prepare to write a statement on what he knows not just about the Lamu land grabbing, but everything else.
Finally, Orengo has proven that he is a bogus reformer, fake liberator and counterfeit leader willing to â€œhold and protect a list of 1,000 alleged land grabbersâ€ in an effort to blackmail the Government.
We dare him to do his worst.
Statement By PSCU Senior Directors