COURT HALTS ARREST OF DRIVE IN RUARAKA SCHOOL LAND ‘OWNERS’.

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Director of Hue Lands Limited and Afrison Imports and Exports Limited when he appeared before the senate County Public Accounts and investments Committee on the inquiry into the 3.2 billion shillings Ruaraka land dispute.
BY NT CRIME CORRESPONDENT.

EACC detectives investigating the controversial pay of Sh3.2 billion to four directors have been stopped from arresting them.

The High Court issued anticipatory bail of Sh100,000 to each of the four directors who sold free school land at Sh3.2 billion.

Justice Ngenye Macharia ordered the directors must cooperate with investigating officer by appearing before him for purposes of facilitating the investigations.

“Failure to comply with the court orders, bail will be cancelled immediately,” he said.

While issuing the order, Justice Ngenye noted EACC had frozen the 28 account related with the applicants for two days and the unfroze them which according to him was harassment.

The judge said there was no way the investigator could have investigated and compiled the the transactions within two days.

Francis Mungai Mburu, Mark Mburu Mungai, Justin Mburu and John Murithi Mutwiri were granted bail pending their arrest.

Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission says it is conducting investigations into allegations that the directors colluded with National Land Commission officials to be fraudulently compensated Sh3.2 billion for the compulsory acquisition of the land.

According to EACC the parcel had been previously surrendered to the government for construction of Drive-In Primary School and Ruaraka High School in Nairobi.

Money was paid to African Export Import Ltd and Huelands Ltd.

The directors said that they had reliably learnt that they may be arrested and charged with lawful payments made to their companies.

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