A report commissioned by Governor Francis Kimemia and complied by a special task force formed by him, has identified churches, politicians, local businessmen and non-governmental organizations as being involved with land-grabbing thousands of acres of public utility land.
The report, which runs to 43 pages, lists illegally obtained plots including land owned by the Ministry of Education, the Hospital Primary School, the Agricultural Society of Kenya, the Nyandarua Prison, private quarries and riparian land.
Among those named in the report are Mr Mbira Kapocha, Mr Jospeh Ng’ang’a Wainana, Ms Gladys Mutitu and Mrs Mary Wangechi Kin’ori.
One individual named in the report is Peter Thinji Kiriga who is to be a candidate for Jubilee in the Rurii Ward by-election due to be held next month.
Companies and organizations named in the report include Approtek Limited, The Anglican Church, Foneterera Solutions Limited, Ol Kalou Mutigo Women Group, Reach the Unreached Ministry, World Wide Gospel of Kenya, and the Body of Christ.
It would appear that most of the individuals, companies and organizations currently in possession of the disputed land plots have genuine documents furnished to them by corrupt officials in the Lands and Local Authorities ministries.