EACC Recovers Ksh50 Million Grabbed Mansion

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Comission (EACC) Offices at Integrity centre Building in Nairobi. ‎Monday, ‎18 ‎November ‎2019.
    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) Offices at Integrity Centre in Nairobi. ‎Monday, ‎18 ‎November ‎2019.
    Simon Kiragu
  • The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has recovered a Ksh50 million mansion grabbed from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA).

    In a statement dated Tuesday, June 28, EACC stated that the recovery of the government house based in Mombasa county was made after both parties decided to settle the matter out of court.

    The anti-graft agency added that the mansion was a three bedroom house and sat on a 2,289-square-meter piece of land.

    Additionally, the Commission recovered a servant quarter that was adjacent to the main house.

    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak.
    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak.

    "EACC has recovered a Ksh51 million grabbed government house in Mombasa, from Rombli Agencies & Others. The Defendants agreed to surrender the original title to the 0.2289 ha 3-bed-roomed house and servant quarter," the statement read in part.

    The anti-corruption agency added that it had initially moved to court to block the agency from transferring the ownership of the land to other entities before the matter was determined by the courts.

    "In adopting the consent between EACC and the defendants, the court sitting in Mombasa issued a permanent injunction restraining the defendants jointly and severally from leasing, transferring, charging, taking possession and dealing with the property in any manner."

    In 2019, the Anti-Corruption Commission recovered property worth Ksh2 billion belonging to various government agencies including KCAA that had been grabbed at the coastal counties.

    At the time, EACC noted that the majority of the houses that were recovered were based in Mombasa's upmarket estate of Nyali.

    It further stated that the most of the property was owned by politicians and government officials who were running the houses through agencies.

    Among government agencies that had been affected by the land-grabbing included the Kenya Prisons, Kenya Meteorological Department and various schools.

    “The piece of land near Mbaraki School has been converted into a playing ground that is being used by close to 1,000 pupils for games. The one for prison is now being used for agriculture while the county government has now built more structures to serve more people at the affected clinics,” EACC stated then.

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