A National Youth Service (NYS) land scandal dating back to over 10 years ago has returned to haunt the opposition running mate Kalonzo Musyoka.
Kalonzo, then education and human resources minister was irregularly apportioned the land belonging to National Youth Service.
Others who were mentioned in the theft of public land include former assistant minister Gideon Mutiso and former Commissioner of Police Philip Kilonzo.
Kalonzo received 500 acres, Mutiso 200 acres and Commissioner Kilonzo 600 acres.
In November 2016, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua tabled documents before the Senate’s Public Investments Committee that showed he called for investigations into his then Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka over land notorious Land grabbing. Among the issues to be investigated into included that Musyoka received Sh350 Million in bribe money from Raila to join the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), an amount the letter states was delivered in cash by Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama. The letter also sought investigations into how Musyoka gathered the Sh200 million it costs to purchase a Eurocopter given, “he had no known profitable business undertakings.
Shortly after, the documents tabled before Senate indicate, Governor Mutua personally writting to EACC CEO Halakhe Waqo calling for into investigations into Kalonzo’s stalwart and Mavoko MP Patrick Makau, both whom he reported for putting in motion a plan to grab East African Portland Cement Company land.
Hostilities between Kalonzo and Mutua, who left the Wiper Democratic Movement to launch his own Maendeleo Chap Chap Movement, have recently adopted higher temperatures with the former fearing for his position as the Kamba kingpin, especially considering his drastic fall in popularity.