Public properties grabbers under false impression that passage of time means they are safe from anti-graft agencies in rude shock after the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Agency (EACC) moved to Court in a bid to repossess a Kshs.500 million government property located on Nairobi’s Valley Road, on allegations that it was fraudulently transferred to the spouse of a former City Council official.
The Commission filed a case before the Environment and Land court in Nairobi saying it has evidence that former chairman of the defunct City Commission of Nairobi Habib Omar Kongo and then then Director of Planning and Architecture, Kuria Gathoni, fraudulently transferred the property to Rose Wambui Kuria.
The anti-graft agency filed an urgent application seeking to bar Ms Kuria from transferring the property to a third party, pending the determination of the case.
It also transpires that Ms. Kuria had charged the 2.06 acre parcel to Consolidated Bank to obtain several loans. Currently, the property is eing used as a car Bazaar.
EACC wants the title issued to Ms. Kuria and the property returned to the state. The anti-graft body is also seeking to have her compelled to surrender profits she has made from the land since 1992.The case is set to be mentioned on October 12 this year.