Kenyan Athlete Conned Out of Sh50 Million Eldoret Property
nternational athlete Richard Limo has been coned of his Sh50 million Eldoret plot in fraudulent deals by officials at the lands offices. Limo rushed to the Ethics and Anti Corruptiion Commission for assistance after he discovered that a new title deed has been issued for the located in the CBD. The plot had been placed on sale for Sh37 million which was to be shared by a cartel involved in the fraud.
Limo, the 2001 Edmonton Canada 5,000 mitres gold medalist also rushed to the Eldoret Municipal Council and Ardhi House in Nairobi where he found the plot's document being altered to indicate that it is owned by a new person. "I am shocked beyond belief. I didn't know it is so easy to be conned of such a prime asset for which I toiled so hard to purchase," said Limo after reporting the matter to the EACC offices in Eldoret.
Eldoret Land officials had issued a new title in the name of Hassan Kipkemboi Ng'eny to facilitate the transfer and immediate sale of the land registered as Block 7/178. Ng'eny is a court process server in the town. Limo purchased the plot from the widow of former Permanent Secretary Aron Kandie in 2003 and was issued with his title, but on May 8 a new title was issued in the name Ng'eny, whose address is given as 3900 Eldoret.
Interestingly the address belongs to Moi University. Contacted for comment yesterday a lands official in Eldoret P. Meta, who allegedly issued the new title, confirmed that the matter is being investigated by the EACC. "You and him can go get the details you want from the EACC but the process was procedural," she said and hang up her mobile phone refusing to answer any further calls.
Limo is just one of the many land owners in Eldoret who have lost their plots in similar fraudulent deals involving lands officers, Eldoret Municipal Council officials, land brokers and lawyers. Limo said he had never offered the plot for sale. EACC is set to summon all those involved to record statements this week.
- The Star
The corrupt Kenya Land officials should be put in prison as an an example of curbing corruption in Kenya. The President should ensure people property security otherwise investors will go invest somewhere else where corruption is not rampant. He will be known as the President of CORRUPTION Since he is the Country Leader. No wonder Kenyans have no faith in their Government!