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Simon Gicharu-owned MKU caught up in 100 acres land grabbing scandal in Turkana County 

Byadmin

Mar 10, 2023

The tycoon businessman Simon Gicharu owned Mount Kenya University (MKU) is caught up in a land grabbing web of 100 acres in Turkana County where a satellite campus was put up and later controversially sold to government at a cost o Sh1.2billion.

The government land LR. Number 14691/425 Kanamkemer in Lowdar, Turkana County was allocated to the private institution, the university and Hope Initiative in a wider scheme to develop and later sell to the government.

This means the government paid for its own land in a plan hatched by the businessman and rogue Ministry of Education officials.

At the time, former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was the Minister for Education.

Matiang’i was recently quizzed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officials over alleged controversial raid to his Karen House but the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji said their is no enough evidence to charge the former CS and directed the DCI Amin Mohamed to close the file without any further action.

Today, president William Ruto embarked on a three days tour to the South Nyanza Migori and Kisii counties and Matiang’i is expected to attend the Gusii Stadium event.

This comes on the heels over alleged fallout between Gicharu and president Ruto’s core team accusing him to be a Raila Odinga sympathiser.

Odinga, the Azimio La Umoja Coalition leader has called for anti-government protests twice a week beginning next week.

President Ruto has described the anti-government mass crusaders and economic terrorists out to sabotage the government functioning. 

Although the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) closed the investigation file on the sale of MKU Turkana Campus to government owned Masinde Muliro University, it is believed an intricate scandalous move was hatched through the Ministry of Education to have Masinde Muliro University purchase property developed on grab public land using taxpayer’s money.

The money was paid  through an account domiciled at Equity Bank, Thika Branch.

The transaction was initiated through a faked city lawyers’ firm Okoth and Co. Advocates.

After learning Mount Kenya University was using his firm fraudulently to

transact sale agreement, orchestrated by one John Adera.

Okoth demanded S68million for conveyance fee although through Kipkenda and Co Advocates.

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