FORMER National Land Commission boss Dr. Mohammed Swazuri , top Treasury mandarins are faced with imminent arrest for illegally Sh.1.9billion to the African Oil and Gas Company, based in Mombasa.
The money was compensation for a lucrative chunk of land near the port of Mombasa where the SGR is build.
It is understood that the cash was hurriedly paid during the festive season in 2016, specifically on17th December when most staff are on recess for Christmas.
Paradoxically, the NLC never contested the High Court order stopping them from paying the compensation of Sh. 1.9 billion. It is also understood that the NLC had earlier flagged the ownership of the land in question…but went ahead to authorize the Sh.1.9b compensation.
The directors of the African Gas Company are well connected in Kenya and have interests in the energy, transport and telecommunications sectors.
The real owner of the land, according to NLC is a diseased billionaire , Kamau Ngotho.
To defeat justice, interested parties moved to the Court of Appeal and authored a civil appeal no.44 of 2016. But they failed to enjoin the Kamau Ngotho advocates to the suit.
As such, Court of Appeal Judges Asike Makhadia, and Kathurima M’inoti quashed the ruling, setting the way for conspiracy by the parties(SEE ATTACHED COURT RULING).
Also roped in the probe is Kenya Railways, directors of the African Gas Company and a leading political operative.
It is understood that DCI George Kinoti is now following the complicated web of how the Sh.1.9billion was shared… to establish whether a crime was committed or not.