Public land worth Kes.305 million that was illegally taken from Kwale County’s Kisite Mpunguti Marine Reserve has been recovered by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
The Kisite/Mpunguti Marine National Reserve, a protected, reserved, and gazetted area managed and conserved by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), contains four (4) islands that make up the property.
The islands were found via the Commission’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, which enables suspects in possession of stolen property to negotiate conditions of voluntarily surrendering it with the Commission.
The original titles were sent back to the Commission by Pwani Holdings Resort Limited, Bantus Investment Limited, and Pangos Limited in order to permit cancellation and a new registration under KWS.
The Commission urges all such people who are unjustly in possession of public property to use ADR as a means of resolving conflicts rather than subjecting themselves to a drawn-out and expensive legal process.