, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1- Suspended Land Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has been summoned to appear before the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday April 7.
A letter to the Cabinet Secretary asks her to appear before EACC director of investigation Abdi Mohamud to answer questions over allegations of corruption leveled against her.
“You have been adversely mentioned in these matters and we believe that you have information that may assist in our investigations,” reads the summoning letter.
Ngilu will be questioned over allegations on the Sh8 billion Karen land saga, State House Crescent land and Likoni land in Mombasa.
She is among five Cabinet Secretaries who have stepped aside following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive on Thursday last week after she was adversely mentioned in the EACC confidential report that has linked senior Government officials to corruption related activities.
Ngilu and her Energy counterpart Davis Chirchir have also been linked to Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko on suspicion of colluding on corrupt deals.
According to the report, the EACC is investigating Ngilu on suspicion of being part of a land grabbing cartel that includes Sonko and businessman Deepak Kamani who has also been charged in connection with the billion shilling Anglo Leasing scam.
On Tuesday, EACC directed public officials named in the corruption report that President Kenyatta presented to Parliament not to visit their offices without prior invitation.
The commission CEO Halakhe Waqo said their offices had been deluged with enquiries following the presentation of the report and it has therefore prepared a schedule and venue where those to be questioned will appear before it.