The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has opened a probe into an alleged sex scandal at the Lands Ministry.
Senior officials at the registry department are accused of sexual abuse and making unwanted sexual overtures towards junior female employees and interns.
Complainants said no action has been taken against the culprits despite the matter being reported to Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri, People Daily reported.
Last week, the ministry canceled night shifts at the registry after interns and female employees went on a go-slow to protest inaction from the top ministry brass. When contacted, PS Muraguri declined to comment on the matter.
“There is nothing I can say over whatever you are asking,” he told People Daily.
The night shift was introduced to help clear the backlog of files and officials have warned the matter could delay the issuance of land titles.
Sources at Ardhi House—the Lands Ministry’s headquarters in Upper Hill, said one of the randy officials was ejected from a county in Rift Valley over allegations of sexual abuse and corruption. Reports indicate that though the Human Resource Department is aware of the matter, it has failed to take action against him.
DCI detectives launched a probe on Friday after female employees took to social media to express their frustrations. Detectives have appealed to the victims to come forward and help in investigations.
“We have reason to believe that these offenders are being protected by someone powerful either in the ministry or the government,” said a female employee who spoke on condition of anonymity.