DPP Keriako Tobiko approves prosecution of suspended Lands CS Charity Ngilu over Karen Land

Posted: June 17, 2015 in Politics/Current issues

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Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko has recommended the prosecution of suspended Lands CS Charity Ngilu for obstructing investigation into the Sh8 billion Karen land saga. This follows recommendation from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that the minister face charges for hindering investigations into the matter.

“(Ngilu) is alleged to have obstructed the collection of evidence regarding fraudulent transactions by directing Lands ministry officers not to release documents or record statements with EACC investigators,” the statement read.

“Having reviewed the evidence, I am satisfied the charge is sustainable.”

On Monday, the suspended CS haD written to the Director of Public Prosecutions, accusing the anti-graft agency of contriving to get her charged in court by all means possible. Through her lawyers Muriu Mungai and Company Advocates, Ngilu explained the circumstances under which she clashed with the EACC over the title deed for the Karen land.

The DPP also directed prosecution of Ganze MP Peter Safari Shehe and five others accused of misappropriating an undisclosed amount from the Constituency Development Fund account.

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