The fate of an ex-parte case in which former State House Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi has filed to privately prosecute Interior CS Fred Matiang’i over the Sh1.5 billion Ruaraka land scandal will be known on Friday, November 27.
In the case, Itumbi is seeking to be a private prosecutor claiming that he has sufficient evidence to nail CS Matiang’i and force him to step aside.
Itumbi wants to prosecute Matiang’i over the irregular acquisition of land belonging to Ruaraka Primary School, abuse of office, and corruption-related charges when he was Education CS.
Matiang’i was allegedly accused of overseeing a project which saw taxpayers lose money. Two parcels of land located at Drive-In Primary School and Ruaraka High School were purchased.
The process was opposed by two private companies who claimed to own the land; Afrison Export-Import Limited and Huelands Limited.
Matiang’i later formed a committee to investigate the claims and it was ascertained that the land had already been surrendered to the public.
The CS allegedly disregarded the report and directed the National Land Commission to purchase the land in the interest of the public despite the commission reporting that it had already been surrendered to the government.
“Matiangi’s order to purchase the land was the one that set all the necessary motion for the taxpayers to lose Sh1.5 Billion money that would have been used to realize the socio-economic rights most Kenyans lack,” Itumbi stated.
The case will be heard by Milimani Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate Douglas Ogoti.