PRESIDENT KENYATTA ADVERSELY MENTIONED IN LIKONI LAND DEAL

LANDS CABINET SEC. MS. CHARITY NGILU

LANDS CABINET SEC. MS. CHARITY NGILU

KENYATTA MENTIONED IN CORRUPTION

KENYATTA’S CS ACCUSES HIM IN LAND DEAL

NAIROBI – Kenyan suspended lands minister has linked the country’s president in a controversial property deal in the coastal town of Likoni.

Charity Ngilu, one of the six Cabinet secretaries who have stepped aside to allow for investigations on allegations of corruption, told the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officers that President Uhuru Kenyatta held a meeting at the State House where he personally negotiated the price of the 930-acre property.


Ngilu claimed that the State House meeting was attended by herself, the president, the chief land registrar Sarah Mwendwa, lawyers Peter Munge and Nani Mungai, property owner Evanson Waitiki, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich  and Kenyatta’s chief of staff, Joseph Kinyua.

Ngilu noted that Waitiki asked for $98 million for the property that was valued by the government at $28 million.

But the president made a counter offer of $10.7 million, Ngilu said.

She added that Kenyatta later accepted a request by Waitiki to up the price by $1 million to cover legal fees and other costs related to the case.

Waitiki has denied colluding with Ngilu to defraud the government, adding that no agreement has been reached between him and the government.

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