The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) is investigating how the Kenya Railways Commission controversially leased 900 acres of prime land in Machakos to private entities.
According to a local daily, 27 private firms, including one owned by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho’s family and the other one owned by Uasin Gishu business mogul Zedekiah Bundotich Kiprop (Buzeki) are under investigations.
The land in question is said to have been acquired from the broke East Africa Portland Cement in a move aimed at developing a bulk cargo handling and transhipment facilities in Athi River.
However, most Kenyans have taken to social media to sarcastically question why Ruto’s name is missing from the list of beneficiaries. Some people believe that this would have been a big story if Ruto or any of the Tanga tanga members had been mentioned in the dossier.
— The Star, Kenya (@TheStarKenya) August 21, 2019
Here are some of the comments:
Vinificent Havok Barcelona Don’t worry there’s no Ruto or Tanga Tanga leader mentioned so DCI & DPp, will do absolutely nothing, nothing, nothing here
en Talam the star githeri editor is asleep.. u should have said Joho and former ruto ally buzeki railway land beneficiaries 🤔
Nester Bengo Marley Dynasties expanding their infuence? Sasa na hawa squarters wote Kenya, some people still are given land
Songol Isaac Ingekuwa ruto comments ingekuwa elfu. Moja ya kimwarer, Aror, arap mashamba etc
John Mwaura Kinuthia Ongeeni sasa. Mumeona jina ya Ruto hapo? Watu wakamatwe
Michael Carrick Put ruto anywhere in that headline and see comments from omenas,, maybe u should say former ruto ally buzeki, or ruto critic joho
Others felt that the EACC should have also chipped in to investigate all ‘illegally’ operating business firms both in the country and abroad.
Richard Cheruiyot The EACC forgot Unigroup Transporters in Mombasa and another Petrol station in Bangladesh area of Mombasa, Mikindani