Raila Odinga’s brother Oburu Odinga is on the list of bigwigs who have surrendered their unexplained acquired wealth to the EACC.
The EALA MP, who was a former assistant finance minister surrendered a piece of land in Kisumu that belongs to the Kenya Railways Corporation.
The land that Oburu Odinga surrendered lies at the Kisumu town municipality and is valued at Ksh 35 million.
In a statement by the EACC, investigations had revealed that the land was allocated to Raila Odinga’s brother without the knowledge or consent of Kenya railways.
“A declaration that the issuance of a Lease by the 2nd Defendant (Sammy Mwaita) to the 1st Defendant ( Oburu Odinga) over Kisumu Municipality Block 7/509 was null and void ab initio and ineffectual to confer any right, interest or title upon the 1st Defendant in the first instance,” it said.
Oburu Odinga had filed a petition in court, seeking to block EACC from repossessing the land, but the Kisumu High Court judge ruled in favor of the commission.
“The EACC has in their endeavour to show cause why the suit should not be dismissed explained that it took time to comply with the requirements of order 11 of civil procedure rules that required total disclosure of the parties’ case by recording, filing and serving the witness statements and documents,” ruled Justice Kibunja.
Other legislators who have surrendered their property include former Alego MP Oloo Aringo, who has also lost a piece of land that belonged to Kenya Railways.
Mosop MP Vincent Tuwei has also returned to the government three Kenya Railways assets valued at KSh30 million each.
A former nationa treasury official, Thomas Njogu also surrendered Ksh 113 million unexplained cash.
Another KSh77 million belonging to the National Land Commission was surrendered by one Clarence Matheny.
The National Water Conservation and Pipeline Corporation received KSh 41 million from one Stanly Mombo with a Peter Ndegwa surrendering KSh28.7 million to the corporation.