Kajiado: Lands officials arrested after soliciting Ksh. 148,000 bribe to release title deeds

Kajiado: Lands officials arrested after soliciting Ksh. 148,000 bribe to release title deeds

The suspects arrested by EACC. /EACC

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested the  Deputy Land Registrar of Kisamis Lands office in Kajiado West for demanding a Ksh. 148,000bribe from a complainant in order to release 74 Title Deeds held without any lawful justification.

The Deputy Land Registrar, Sheila Nandako, was arrested alongside her accomplice, an officer working under her by the name Washington Wahome.

The two were processed at Integrity Centre Police Station on Thursday and later booked at Kilimani Police Station pending further action.

The EACC, in a statement, said, “Kajiado Lands Office is among those with many complaints of corruption in land transactions. In the instant case, the Deputy Land Registrar has allegedly directly and indirectly through the named officer been extorting money from citizens seeking facilitation of land transactions.

The commission said the arrest of the two land officials is part of ongoing operations across the country to tame and disrupt corruption at service delivery points where citizens seeking services are routinely subjected to extortion by corrupt public officials. 

Members of the public with reports of suspected corruption by any state or public official have been urged to share the same with EACC for action.

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