- Those summoned include Mavoko mp Hon Patrick Makau and several others.
- Ministry of Lands, dated October 23, 2014, indicates that a search at the Lands department had found that the land legally belonged to EAPCC.
The Criminal investigations department DCI has summoned 30 individuals including Mavoko member of parliament Patrick Makau over Portland land fraud.
Former DCIO officers Joseph Mumira, Martin Korongo and Vincent Kipkorir have also been summoned alongside three former Mavoko OCPDs Kizito Mutoro, Sharma Wario and Samuel Mukuusi.Directors of Nyambogi Society, members of Kitanda na Mbusya Society and officials of Aimi Ma Lukenya Society are also required to appear at the DCI for grilling today without fail.Lukenya officials include Jonathan Muinde (Organizing secretary), JUlius Mutua (chairman), Pascal Kiseli (Treasurer), and secretary Alex Kyalo Mutemi ,Mutua Kathungu, Wilson Munguti, Ben Muemi, Omar Shurie, Ben Mulei, Nichodemus Mulei, Anthony Muthoka, Titus Munywoki, Philip Kilonzo and Chris Ougo
According to a communication from DCI the 30 individuals will assist the investigation agency with relevant information to unravel land fraud at Portland Athi River.
“We kindly request the affected members of the public to report to the Athi River Police Station immediately carrying along any documentation of evidence in their possession that will aid in apprehending the land fraudsters …We will work around the clock recording statements from all aggrieved Kenyans whom may have been swindled of their money.” The statement reads.
The DCI has also directed those who were swindle their cash in purchase of the parcels of Portland land to report the same with DCI team at Athi River Police Station immediately.
“Due to magnitude of the Portland PLC matter which involve significant personal losses for potential innocent victims of land fraud and the swindling of the million of shillings the DCI has established desk at Athi River Police Station to collect relevant information and evidence that will aid into the investigations.” The DCI communication reads.
A letter from the Ministry of Lands, dated October 23, 2014, indicates that a search at the Lands department had found that the land legally belonged to EAPCC.
Initially, the land was sold under a community umbrella group known as Aimi Ma Lukenya Society, which was registered by squatters before its leadership and ownership changed hands several times over the years.
Many were swindled millions with fraudsters posing as real owners selling 50 by 100 plot as low as 500000 shillings.
“I bought my parcel at 1 million shillings ,actually two plots 50 by 100. The issue is we were never given titles ,sellers could come promise us certificates and allotments letters, but nothing was forthcoming since the demolition that seller has gone missing not picking our calls.” James Wamae told the media