Embattled Nairobi county governor,Mike Mbuvi Sonko was cleared in his battle against city businessman Isaack Abdullahi Ibrahim over a prime piece of property in South C, Nairobi.
According tothe Standard on a report published on Sunday, January 12, 2020, the paper singled out 14 people whose names were forwarded to the Director of public prosecutions Nordin Haji, over their alleged role in selling the piece of land that was gazetted as public land.
Sonko publicly accused the EACC of colluding with Ibrahim, going as far as alleging that the anti-corruption commission’s director, Twalib Mbarak was stalling the case due to his alleged business ties with the city tycoon.
The other 13 individuals singled out as persons of interest in the land saga are: John Kibira, Stephen Gathuita Mwangi, Cecilia Wangari Kariuki, Mary Gakenia, Stephen Kiranki Kanyaana, Beatrice Kangu, Eric Kangu, Jermblu Agencies, Titus Gatito Karioki, Abdirashid Maalim Dakane and James Karanja Mwangi.
Investigations reportedly claimed that Kibira and his wife Mary Gekenia posed as the vendors and allegedly pocketed Ksh8.25 million.
Local residents claimed there was no public participation during the entire process of the highly contested piece of land that raised eyebrows after the private developer broke ground and started the construction of a multi-storey building.