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Land boss to visit grabbed Lang’ata school playground

National Land Commission Chairman Mr Mohamed Swazuri will on Friday visit Lang’ata Road Primary school to collect information on its playground that has been grabbed by a private developer.

The Commission has come under heavy criticism, with a section of the media reporting that investigation into the matter is being compromised by powerful people within the government.

Mr Sawzuri has however stated that a tight schedule had prevented his visit but has now confirmed he would be at the school on Friday.

“I have been to Tharaka, Eldoret and was recently in Kenyatta University but have now found time to visit the school tomorrow (Friday),” he said in a telephone interview.

ESTABLISH FACTS

Mr Swazuri stated that the commission had to establish facts and will on Friday be looking at the information available including title documents and correspondence.

Investigations have revealed that the school had an allotment letter which it acquired as far back as 1975.

Meanwhile the Nairobi County Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Robert Mbatia has added that City Officials who approved the fencing-off of the land to set up a multi-storey mall and parking had misled his committee.

The officials might soon have to face PAC to answer why they had told the committee they had no information about the ownership of the land then went behind their backs and approved the hiving off.

“When they appeared before us, they claimed they did not know about the Lang’ata case and another at Machakos Country Bus along Landhies road. How come they are again able to assure the developer that the ownership of the school playground is not contested,” he said.

Mr Mbatia stated that PAC would schedule for a summon as soon as possible to have the officials answer for misleading the Assembly.