Ngilu could face trial on Karen land

Lands Secretary Charity Ngilu. PHOTO | FILE |
Lands Secretary Charity Ngilu. PHOTO | FILE |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu could face prosecution over her role in the Sh8 billion Karen land scandal in which senior government officials were allocated prime plots illegally.

Her fate now lies with the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Keriako Tobiko, who will decide whether to take her to court as recommended by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission or to drop the charges.

Yesterday, the commission gave Mr Tobiko a case file recommending the charges following months of investigations.

An EACC document seen by the Nation said of Ms Ngilu’s case: “Inquiry into allegations that top government officials, MPs, State/Public officers are among beneficiaries of the subdivided 13.4 acres of public land in Karen valued at Sh8 billion, namely LR No 35861/31R31187 which has been double allocated to Horatious Da Gama Rose of Ms Mchanga Investments and Jos Konzolo of Telesource Ltd.”