NGILUâ€™S LIST OF LANGATA ROAD GRABBERS IS A COVER UP
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) rejects in toto the list released by Lands Cabinet Secretary Hon Charity Ngilu of purported â€œownersâ€ of the company that attempted to grab land belonging to Langata Road Primary School.
Everything points to a cover up. The initial reluctance by the relevant State agencies to intervene and the alarming massive deployment of police at the said property, all point to the involvement of people in high places.
Indeed, Hon Ngilu made reference to this when she told a newspaper this week that she would disclose the names and resign if need be. We reject the notion that all that Hon Ngilu had was the names of the Singhs she mentioned yesterday. There is every indication that these unfortunate Singhs are no more than decoys deployed to hoodwink the public. We hold that this is a cynical insult to the intelligence of Kenyans.
We demand that Hon Ngilu lifts the veil and reveal the name behind the names. In fact, the Cabinet Secretary did say there indeed is a name behind the names. We want to know the Mwangis, Onyangos, Wafulas and the Araps responsible for this Langata land saga, and who are now hiding behind the faÃ§ade of Singhs.
The Cabinet Secretary’s purported revelation is a continuation of the self-serving manipulation and profiling of race, tribe and religion, among other attributes, that has been the feature of Jubilee administration in the face of crises.
It follows a tradition in this country of the powerful hiding behind the Singhs and Shahs as the face of the illegal and the bad deals, while real culprits go scot free. We reject this latest move.
We also continue to demand that the Cabinet Secretary and the Jubilee administration get to the bottom of the grabbing of public land in and around Wilson Airport, with specific reference to the land on which Weston Hotel stands.
It remains our position that Weston Hotel stands on public land. That land must be repossessed and all developments on it demolished or surrendered to the public.
Hon Ababu Namwamba, EGH, MP