Fresh twist in Ruaraka land saga as ‘NIS Detective’ seeks bribe from Francis Mburu

Ruaraka land saga takes another twist

Moses Mungai, was apprehended on Wednesday after he allegedly impersonated NIS boss Phillip Kameru and tried to fleece businessman Francis Mburu Sh10 million promising to make the investigation of Ruaraka land disappear.

"I am a friend of the National Intelligence service," he said during the arrest.

Mungai was nabbed at his Syokimau home where dozens of identification cards indicating that he is an employee at various Government offices were recovered.

The man, who claims that the Government knows who he is, was also caught with copies of National Identification cards belonging to different people including the late controversial businessman and politician Nicholas Biwott.

"It is like Government ïs interviewing its own officer. The Government is aware. Let them deny whether I work with them or not," he challenged the Government.

Over 700 rounds of ammunition and two guns were also retrieved.

Interestingly Mr. Mungai was the same man who tipped off the police on Mr. Mburu’s whereabouts leading to his arrest.

During his interrogation at the DCI, Mr. Mburu told investigators that Mungai tried to con him a whopping Sh10 million.

Mr. Mburu claims to be the owner of 13.7-acre property occupied by Ruaraka High and Drive Inn Primary schools.

However, different Government agencies have a different narrative regarding the ownership of the Ruaraka land

The National Land Commission (NLC) which initiated a payment of Sh1.5 billion to acquire the land from Mburu says that it is a private property, a narrative also upheld by the Ministry of Lands.

However, an internal probe by the Ministry of Education showed that the land was public yet compensation to Mr Mburu was approved by the same Ministry despite this finding.

How a compensation of Sh1.5 billion was made to Mburu has become the center of controversy with the Ministry put on the spot to explain why the Government was buying land from itself.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, who appeared before a Senate Committee investigating the matter divulged that the land is public property.

According to Sonko’s testimony, Mburu gave up ownership of part of his land as a requirement from the Nairobi County Government to developers– making it a public property.

The Governor presented documents to support his position.

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