Wednesday August 1, 2018 - Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiangi, has explained why he snubbed the Senate Committee investigating the Sh 3.2 billlion Ruaraka Land scandal.
Through his spokesman, Mwenda Njoka, Matiangi said the letter inviting him to appear before the Senate on Monday at 8am, arrived in his office yesterday at 4pm.
“We were not aware of this meeting therefore, there was no way we could have snubbed the Senators,” Njoka said.
The Senate Public Accounts and Investments Committee led by Homa Bay Senator, Moses Kajawang, had invited Matiang’i to appear before it last Friday to shed light on the Sh3.2 billion compulsory acquisition of land hosting Ruaraka High School and Drive Inn Primary School.
Matiang’i was the Education CS when partial compensation of Sh1.5 billion was made to Whispering Palms Estate Limited - a sister company to Afrison Export and Import Limited and Huelands Limited.
The CS was slated to respond to Education CS, Amina Mohamed, who appeared to pass the buck back to her predecessor, for not adhering to recommendations of an internal report to authorize a Sh1.5 billion payment for the controversial land.
The Kenyan DAILY POST