Crown
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Geoffrey Mwangi
Inspector-General of Police
Karen
Kaskasi
Mwangi
National Assembly’s Public Investments Committee
National Hospital Insurance Fund
National Land Commission
NHIF
NLC
Peter David Parakwa
PIC
Richard Kerich
Satex Kenya Limited

House opens ownership probe of NHIF Karen plot row

NHIF has been unable to secure the land two years after getting a court order to fence it off. Geoffrey Mwangi, the NHIF chief executive, said the former Commissioner of Lands ruled that the plot belongs to NHIF, but the National Land Commission (NLC) has refused to determine the owner on grounds that the property is subject to a court process.

MPs have opened investigations into the ownership status of a 10-acre prime land in Karen registered under the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), but claimed by three other parties. NHIF, Wednesday told National Assembly’s Public Investments Committee (PIC) that it has been unable to secure the land two years after getting a court order to fence it off.Geoffrey Mwangi, the NHIF chief executive, said the former Commissioner of Lands ruled that the plot belongs to NHIF, but the National Land Commission (NLC) has refused to determine the owner on grounds that the property is subject to a court process.The land was valued at Sh298.6 million at the end of June 2016.

“The land belongs to NHIF and we have a title deed for the same. However, Crown line Freighters were the initial claimants of the land but now we have Satex Kenya Limited and an individual by the name Peter David Parakwa,” Mr Mwangi said.The NHIF bought the land from Kaskasi Traders for Sh93 million in 2002.Mr Mwangi said NHIF has written to the Inspector General of Police, the parent ministry, the NLC and other investigative agencies to assist it securing the land, but no help has been accorded.“We have not been successful to secure beacons because the community frustrates our efforts,” he said.The property was initially earmarked for construction of a resource centre but the plans were changed in favour of setting up a Sh1 billion medical centre.The committee resolved to invite former NHIF chief executive Richard Kerich and the then board members to shed light on the controversy.“It seems the CEO is frustrated by powerful individuals and unknown ghost forces,” Wajir East MP Rashid Amin said.

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