[SIZE=7]Lands Officials Secretly Recorded Moving Mass Files at Ardhi House [VIDEO][/SIZE]
[li]By ROBINSON NDUNGU on 22 October 2022 - 3:23 pm[/li][/ul]
A video of officials at the Ministry of Lands moving mass files at Ardhi House in Nairobi has elicited mixed reactions.
The officials, who were secretly recorded in the video that surfaced on Saturday, October 2022, were captured packing the files in a lorry at the Lands headquarters.
National Assembly deputy speaker, Gladys Shollei, was among the first to raise concerns. Shollei, who also serves as Uasin Gishu woman representative, urged relevant officials to launch investigations into the matter.
In addition, the deputy speaker questioned the intention of the ministry to conduct the exercise on a weekend when government offices were closed.
“Irregular and anomalous activities at Ardhi House today are of grave concern…Movement of official documents in trucks by unknown persons, on the weekend, when the office is usually closed, should be investigated," Shollei stated.
Other Kenyans also raised concerns with the exercise, wondering why files were moved without notice…Massive Operation at Ardhi House ongoing, files confiscated,"
a tweep stated.
“In my opinion, the transition has not been managed professionally at the ministries with Cabinet Secretary and Permanent Secretary still in office long after their terms ended…they were given a golden window to sanitize their office and conceal all their fraudulent activities,” another comment read.
The Ministry of Lands was yet to issue a statement by time of publishing.
Outgoing Lands CS Faridah Karoney and the CS nominee for the Lands and Physical Planning docket Zachary Mwangi.
Ruto nominated Zachariah Njeru to replace outgoing CS Faridah Karoney at the Lands Ministry. Njeru was vetted by the National Assembly Committee on Appointment on Wednesday, October 19.
“I am worth Ksh.80 million made up of my residence in Nakuru where I stay. I have various parcels of land and have invested in various investment groups and Saccos," Njeru told the Speaker Moses Wetangula led committee.