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DPP orders probe into fraud involving ILRI land in Mavoko

Through a statement, Haji said that the persons allegedly behind such entities are said to be operating within Mavoko/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 23 – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered investigations into illegal land buying companies conning the public of money with promises of allocating them land belonging to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Machakos County.

Through a statement, Haji said that the persons behind such entities are said to be operating within Mavoko.

“My attention has been drawn to the fraudulent activities involving Makonza Society, Kamulu Self Help Group, Makonza South and other entities fronting themselves as the holders of the above-mentioned parcels of land,” he said.

He stated that the property at ILRI is unavailable for allocation by or to anyone and advised members of the public not to make further payments to the entities or engage with them.

“The persons allegedly behind the said entities are operating within Machakos County and in particular Mavoko Constituency. The land in question is further alleged to be the property of the International Livestock Research institute.”

He directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to probe the matter and bring those found culpable to book.

“The team of investigators will work with a team of prosecutors led by a Senior Assistant Director of Prosecutions in my office.”

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