Former National Housing Corporation (NHC) Managing Director James Ruitha is under investigation over a land transaction worth Sh870 million. The transaction involves acquisition of a parcel of land in Kitengela on behalf of the parastatal. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is investigating the purchase of the 150-acre parcel of land, which Mr Ruitha is alleged to have irregularly procured on behalf of the State-owned agency. Housing minister Soita Shitanda sacked Ruitha, alongside several other senior executives last July over the fraudulent allocation of houses where some officials took up to 21 units.
Source: Standard Pg 11
Date: Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013