I have forgiven my critics for soiling my name, Ngilu after Sh8 billion fraud case dropped

At the height of the controversial Karen saga, Ngilu was hounded out of office and slapped with an obstruction charge by the anti-corruption officials from investigating the Karen land scandal in June 2015.

 

Ngilu declared this after the criminal charge against her, relating to a Sh8 billion Karen land scandal, was yesterday terminated.

“I told you I was clean. I have forgiven my aggressors as I knew from the beginning that the case would be withdrawn. It is over now. Let me move on with my life” she said.

“There is no doubt the events have been aimed at smearing my character, reputation and long public service. What stood between my detractors and me is the truth,” she added.

In its recommendation to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the EACC wanted Ngilu and eight other Ministry of Lands officials charged with various criminal offences for allegedly benefiting from the double allocation of the 134-acre land parcel in Karen valued at Sh8 billion.

The former CS however said she was simply a victim from the start since the whole case happened long before she had even assumed office.

“This happened long before I became Lands Cabinet secretary,” she clarified.

She later complained of being abandoned by the Jubilee government which she worked hard to bring to power while the devolution CS, Ann Waiguru despite being  facing corruption charges was shielded by the government.

Karen land was double-allocated to one Horatius da Gama Rose of Muchanga Investments and Jos Konzolo of Telesource.com Limited before her tenure at Ardhi House.

This latest development comes on the Backdrop of Nairobi Senator Gideon Mbuvi alias Sonko offering a cash reward of Sh500, 000 to any police who would shoot and kill land grabbers in the posh Karen suburbs.

The case against Ngilu was terminated by the state before chief magistrate Lawerence Mugambi of the Milimani Anti-Corruption Court following an agreement by both the prosecution and the politician that was recorded at the Court of Appeal.

Mugambi ordered the Sh1 million cash bail Ngilu had deposited to secure her freedom refunded to her.

Ngilu has declared interest to vie for the Kitui gubernatorial seat during the August 8th general elections.

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