Article: Concerted efforts can eliminate land sector corruption – Ibrahim Mwathane

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ibrahim Mwathane] Having noticed that the Land ministry is keen to address public complaints, let’s talk about corruption. It has become such a concern that it was the theme of the third bi-annual conference on land policy in Africa held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under the African Land Policy Centre late…


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More State officers seek bribes – EACC

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Harold Odhiambo] Kenyans working in public offices have developed a bigger appetite for bribes. A new report shows corruption cases in the public service increased by 11 per cent and put the office of the Registrar of Persons top among institutions where bribery is rampant. In the report released by the…


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EACC begins probe on irregular land allocations in Kisumu, Malindi

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Fredrick Obura] The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has begun investigations into claims of irregular land allocation in Kisumu and Malindi. On Thursday, the commission ordered the owners, occupiers of alleged irregularly allocated land belonging to Kenya Railways in Kisumu and Agricultural Development Corporation in Malindi to submit documents by September 6.…


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Probe reveals shocking details of rogue staff in NLC corruption

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Nyambega Gisesa] Corrupt officers at the National Land Commission (NLC) have created a cartel in which almost all services are obtained after payment of bribes running into millions of shillings, investigation by the Sunday Nation reveals. Some junior officers, including those serving tea, office messengers, clerks and security officers, have grown rich overnight,…


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Former NLC Chair faces 7 more days in cells awaiting bail verdict

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] Former National Land Commission chairman Muhammad Swazuri will have to wait for another seven days to know whether a judge will review his bail terms downwards. After hearing arguments from all parties Thursday, Justice Mumbi Ngugi said she will give her ruling on May 2, meaning Prof Swazuri will…


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Former NLC Chair released on cash bail

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] Former National Land Commission (NLC) chairman Muhammad Swazuri and 10 other officials accused of corruption were yesterday released on cash bail ranging from between Sh1.5 million and Sh12 million. Chief magistrate Lawrence Mugambi directed Prof Swazuri, former commissioner Emma Njogu, former NLC chief executive officer Tom Aziz Chavangi, Dr…


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Land ministry probe 600 employees in anti-graft purge

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Mwangi Muiruri] The Lands ministry is targeting 600 staffers in a corruption purge as it moves to redeem its public image. Lands Chief Administrative Secretary Gideon Mung’aro said the ministry was targeting employees found to lack integrity as well as those who do not meet the benchmarks of performance. “We will…


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Lobbies call for probe into county land registries following public outcry

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Share      Lobbies in Siaya County are asking concerned state agencies to move in and investigate three land registries in the region following complaints of graft in the public offices. The groups have also petitioned Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney to urgently act on errant officers who they claim are part of a cartel involved in various…


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