2 land officials arrested for demanding Ksh148K bribe to release title deeds in Kajiado

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On Sat, 2 Dec, 2023 13:07 | < 1 min read
2 land officials arrested for demanding Ksh148K bribe to release title deeds in Kajiado
Kajiado West Deputy Land Registrar Sheila Nandako and her subordinate Washington Wahome. PHOTO/EACC/X

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has arrested two land officials over allegations of soliciting bribes for service.

The duo- Sheila Nandako a Deputy Land Registrar based in Kisamis lands office, Kajiado West alongside a subordinate in her office Washington Wahome were nabbed for demanding a Ksh148,000 bribe to process 74 Title Deeds held in her office illegally.

According to EACC, the two are currently held at Kilimani Police Station pending further action.

"The arrest of a Corrupt Land Registrar Earlier this week, EACC arrested one Sheila Nandako, the Deputy Land Registrar of Kisamis Lands office in Kajiado West together with her accomplice, an officer working under her by the name Washington Wahome for demanding a bribe of Ksh148,000 from the complainant to release 74 Title Deeds held by her office without any lawful justification," EACC stated.

EACC said Nandako has been at the centre of numerous extortion complaints in Kajiado Lands Office.

"In the instant case, the Deputy Land Registrar has allegedly directly and indirectly through the named officer been extorting money from citizens seeking facilitation of land transactions."

The arrest of the two is part of ongoing operations by EACC to fight graft and tame extortion by corrupt public officials.

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