Land Registrar Arrested by EACC After Alleged Ksh. 2.5 Million Bribe Demand

An employee of the Ngong Land Registry was apprehended by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for reportedly requesting a Ksh. 2.5 million bribe from a member of the public in order to process their title deed.

According to a statement from the commission, Charles Mwendwa Mutua was apprehended on Monday while receiving Ksh. 900,000 as a bargain from the aforementioned bribe.

After several investigations were undertaken in response to a complaint made to the commission, Mutua was finally arrested. The complaint claimed that Mutua and his boss Caroline Simuli Kituyi are infamous for asking large bribes in order for title deeds to be processed.

“On December 7, 2022, the Commission received a report from a member of the public who alleged that both Charles Mwendwa Mutua and Caroline Simuli Kituyi, both of whom are based at Ngong Land Registry, were demanding a bribe from him in order to process the Title Deeds of his land,” wrote EACC, adding that both were to share the sum.

When EACC verified the allegations and found that they were valid, investigators were able to make the arrest.

A manhunt has been initiated in the interim to find Kituyi, who is rumored to have eluded capture. She is required to appear at Integrity Centre Police Station.

In anticipation of additional processing, Mutua is currently being held at the Kilimani Police Station.

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