- The land, Oginde says, is now being used for the construction of the affordable housing project.
- The EACC chairperson was speaking during an EACC- press meeting on Wednesday.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission chairperson Bishop David Oginde on Wednesday revealed that the commission recovered a 60-acre parcel of land in South B, Nairobi.
The land, Oginde says, is now being used for the construction of the affordable housing project.
"Yesterday (Tuesday), EACC commissioners went to see an asset that we had recovered in South B. It is 60 acres of land that was grabbed by certain individuals and which the commission was able to retrieve through asset recovery," he said.
The EACC chairperson was speaking during an EACC- press meeting on Wednesday.
Asset recovery is one of the ways the EACC is uing to address corruption in the country.
It is a process by which the proceeds of corruption are recovered and repatriated to their rightful owners.
" This 60 acres of land is now being used for low-cost housing. Buildings are already coming up on it, some are nearing completion," he added.
" I'm talking about 14 storeys; each has one-bedroom units, two-bedroom units, bedsitters. But this grabbed land was going to a few individuals."
Reiterating the call to the media to collaborate with EACC, Oginde said it would have been good to show Kenyans the land and the projects in it now.
He said there was a need for the Commission and the media to work together to educate Kenyans on the effects of corruption.