The ghosts of Ruaraka land scandal continues to haunt Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.
On Friday, Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) questioned the Directorate of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti’s silence over the matter.
With no prosecution six months later, a section of Kenyans are left wondering whether the state is selective in its prosecutions.
The issue resurfaced after the Director Digital, Innovations and Diaspora Communication Dennis Itumbi brought up the matter on twitter triggering fierce criticism online.
Itumbi Claimed that the DCI and EACC would continue fooling Kenyans on the matter of the Ruaraka land case.
According to Itumbi the government will not be handle the matter because the people involved are untouchable.
“3rd day of January 2020 @DCI_Kenya and @EACCKenya will continue telling us they are fighting corruption without Fear of Favour. But the file with the title – Ruaraka Land – will remain in the corner called ‘ Too hot to touch it has CS @InteriorKE @FredMatiangi– Mtado?” Itumbi tweeted.
3rd day of January 2020. @DCI_Kenya and @EACCKenya will continue telling us they are fighting corruption without Fear of Favour. But the file with the title – Ruaraka Land – will remain in the corner called ' Too hot to touch it has CS @InteriorKE @FredMatiangi – Mtado?
— Dennis Itumbi, HSC (@OleItumbi) January 2, 2020
Few hours later, Kenyans took to twitter through the hashtag #RuarakaLandScam to weigh in on the matter casting doubt on the government’s commitment in fighting corruption.
According to some netizens, Matiangi’s prosecution would prove President Uhuru’s seriousness in the war on graft.
Some have even called for Matiangi to resign.
Here are some of the reactions;
Fred Matiang'i is a criminal who has no moral authority to lecture anyone. RUARAKA LAND SAGA which you pocketed billions of taxpayers we have not forgotten. Your days are numbered you must be brought to book.#RuarakaLandScam
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— QueenCake🇰🇪 (@QueenCake254) January 3, 2020
In this nation there are untouchables. Specific individuals who even when implicated in a case, the case disappears.
— Voice of Reason (@KoechMmanuel) January 3, 2020
The Matiangi prosecution would prove President Uhuru Kenyatta's seriousness in the war on graft 'the same way he did with immediate former Treasury CS Henry Rotich and his PS Kamau Thugge. #RuarakaLandScam pic.twitter.com/PMT2dsexxi
— ZIGIZAGA 🇰🇪 (@Shali254) January 3, 2020
If you want to Rob Kenya, and remain "Msafi kama pamba" kuwa rafiki ya dynasties. Matiangi is untouchable right now. And the case on #RuarakaLandScam will remain underwater unless he(matiangi) breaks with the powerful families.
— NaiBlogger™ (@NaiBlogger) January 3, 2020
No stone will be left unturned in 2020, we need equality when dealing with corruption, No selective Justice otherwise we better operate without EACC pic.twitter.com/xugghPLBJh
— kimutai pk kp (@kimutaip) January 3, 2020
The acquisition of the 13.7-acre parcel for two public schools, Ruaraka High and Drive Inn primary, was executed during Matiang’i’s tenure as Education CS.
The piece of land was claimed to private property belonging to businessman Francis Mburu who was seeking compensation from the National Lands Commission (NLC).
However, the Environment and Land Court ruled that the land is a government property stating that NLC ought not to have compensated Mburu for the acquisition of the land.