KOT Question DCI’s Silence over Ruaraka Land Scandal

The ghosts of Ruaraka land scandal continues to haunt Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.

On Friday, Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) questioned the Directorate of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti’s silence over the matter.

With no prosecution six months later, a section of Kenyans are left wondering whether the state is selective in its prosecutions.

The issue resurfaced after the Director Digital, Innovations and Diaspora Communication Dennis Itumbi  brought up the matter on twitter triggering fierce criticism online.

Itumbi Claimed that the DCI and EACC would continue fooling Kenyans on the matter of the Ruaraka land case.

According to Itumbi the government will not be handle the matter because the people involved are untouchable.

“3rd day of January 2020 @DCI_Kenya and @EACCKenya will continue telling us they are fighting corruption without Fear of Favour. But the file with the title – Ruaraka Land – will remain in the corner called ‘ Too hot to touch it has CS @InteriorKE @FredMatiangi– Mtado?” Itumbi tweeted.

Few hours later, Kenyans took to twitter through the hashtag #RuarakaLandScam to weigh in on the matter casting doubt on the government’s commitment in fighting corruption.

According to some netizens, Matiangi’s prosecution would prove President Uhuru’s seriousness in the war on graft.

Some have even called for Matiangi to resign.

Here are some of the reactions;

The acquisition of the 13.7-acre parcel for two public schools,  Ruaraka High and Drive Inn primary, was executed during Matiang’i’s tenure as Education CS.

The piece of land was claimed to private property belonging to businessman Francis Mburu who was seeking compensation from the National Lands Commission (NLC).

However, the Environment and Land Court ruled that the land is a government property stating that NLC ought not to have compensated Mburu for the acquisition of the land.

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