The ongoing probe into massive irregular land allocations in Kisumu County has pointed at rogue brokers as part of the scheme that grabbed public land and sold it off to buyers.
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) has been probing such in Kisumu, with most of the land in question belonging to the Kenya Railways Corporation.
Emerging details now indicate that the brokers took advantage of the lack of activity on the pieces of land and fraudulently sold them, the Standard has established.
Some of the occupants have been evicted despite claiming to have valid documents, with the corporation taking advantage of the ongoing Kisumu Port expansion to reacquire its land.
Some of the victims of the re-acquisition of state land include; Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and former Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo whose social joints near the port have since been demolished.
They are among investors who have lost millions of shillings after the commission demolished their establishments, only weeks after the demolition of the popular Lwangni beach.
On Thursday, EACC boss Twalib Mbarak directed owners of 33 plots of land said to belong to the corporation to avail their documents as part of the probe to ascertain their ownership.
“In the exercise of the powers conferred under Section 27 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003, the commission requires owners and occupiers of the property to… submit documents,” he said in a letter.