4 Multibillion Properties Recovered by EACC in Fight Against Corruption

  • The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) have stated they are in the process of reclaiming property obtained through corruption.

    In an event held on Tuesday to return land belonging to the University of Nairobi, DPP Nordin Haji and EACC boss Twalib Mbarak said that all public land and money will be reclaimed and those involved charged.

    Other public assets that have been successfully retrieved include Ukunda Airstrip, Uhuru Gardens in Mombasa and the Mayor’s House in Lavington, Nairobi.

    Speaking at Kilimani area, where the land belonging to UON is located, Haji cited that he will make a follow up on how it will be used.

    The controversial land was repossessed from a private company and was the subject of court dispute for many years.

    Haji also added that prolonged court cases will be a thing of the past as they will hasten investigations and prosecute those liable.

    “It will not be enough that we are in court and we let those who got proceeds of crime to continue enjoying them,” he indicated.

    Haji also disclosed that banks whose accounts were used to deposit money stolen from the National Youth Service (NYS) are volunteering to return the money.

    “We shall not take people to court, we shall ensure that what belongs to mwananchi is given back to them,” DPP Haji insisted.

    Mbarak added that there are pending cases in court that focus on reclaiming property amounting to Ksh12 billion.