DCI clears Kalonzo of NYS land-grabbing allegations

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 25 Aug, 2021 19:30 | 2 mins read
Kalonzo Musyoka
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO | FILE

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has been cleared from allegations of grabbing National Youth Service (NYS) land.

According to Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, the Former Vice President acquired the land which his rural Yatta home sits on legally.

Kinoti established that the land, owned by Kalonzo’s company PASTEV Holdings Limited, was procedurally bought from a company known as BETRACO Limited.

He further established that NYS has no ownership links of the land as alleged.

“The National Youth Service alleged to ve the legitimate owners of the subject property categorically stated that they have no bona fide propriety ownership interest if the same at all. It is, therefore, established that the property mentioned above is legally owned by PASTEV Holdings Limited,” DCI boss Kinoti said in a letter dated August 12, 2022.

Speaking shortly after he visited DCI offices, to be cleared from land grabbing allegations, Kalonzo welcomed the news saying he has always been forthright.

“The truth illuminated itself, and the lies have been exposed. The DCI has found zero evidence of wrongdoing on my part. This reflects my principles and values in life that you do not need to steal to become relevant in society. Indeed, hard work pays,” Kalonzo said.

On January 22, this year, Kalonzo took himself to DCI headquarters after Deputy President William Ruto accused him of grabbing NYS land.

Kalonzo on Thursday, August 24, released a statement condemning the Deputy President for incriminating him of corruption and further challenged him to present himself too for investigations.

Accusations of grabbing the land have been a subject of attacks directed at the Wiper leader with the DCI report giving him relief.

“All relevant documentation required to investigate this matter thoroughly was availed to the DCI. That is the correct approach that should be taken when false utterances are made against them,” Kalonzo stated.