EACC Reports Recovery of Ksh3.8 Billion Assets

EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak speaking during the recovery of the Ksh1.2 billion Chale Island in Kwale County on October 9, 2023.
EACC CEO Twalib Mbarak speaking during the recovery of the Ksh1.2 billion Chale Island in Kwale County on October 9, 2023.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) revealed that it recovered assets worth Ksh3.8 billion from government officials, business individuals and private citizens.

According to the report which highlighted recoveries made on behalf of government agencies in the 2022/2023 financial year, the largest recovery was done in Nakuru.

EACC documented that it recovered a property worth Ksh2 billion in Nakuru City on behalf of the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA).

The property was recovered from a former Lands commissioner who became the owner of the land after it was transferred to his brother.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Comission (EACC) Offices at Integrity centre Building in Nairobi. ‎Monday, ‎18 ‎November ‎2019.
A photo of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Offices at Integrity Centre in Nairobi taken on ‎November 18, ‎2019.

"Illegally acquired and unexplained assets valued at approximately Ksh3.8 billion were recovered through court proceedings and out-of-court settlements," read the report in part.

Other major recoveries that were made include a 30 acre of land in Tigoni which was recovered from a former military General. The land valued at Ksh440 million was recovered on behalf of the Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC).

On the other hand, a Ksh430 million parcel of Land in Nairobi was also recovered by the EACC on behalf of the State Department for Roads.

Similarly in Nairobi, a parcel of land in Nairobi West valued at Ksh140 million was recovered from a private developer. The land was reverted to the county government.

Notably, in its report, the EACC also indicated that most of the land recoveries targeted property belonging to various airports across the country.

Among the most affected airports by the land-grabbing incidents was the Moi International Airport. For instance, three parcels of land estimated at Ksh158 million were recovered from private developers in Mombasa.

In terms of cash recoveries, the largest sum that was recovered was Ksh78 million which was recorded from a company on behalf of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA).

At the National Treasury, a former employee was also forced to refund Ksh24 million. The money was recovered after the employee failed to declare the money in the annual tax filings.

Various county government officials were also forced to refund money that was illegally acquired. Most of the recoveries ranged between Ksh1,000 to Ksh1 million.

The City Hall in Nairobi.
The City Hall in Nairobi.
Nairobi County
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