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Governor Pens Demand Letter After Being Linked to Scandal Involving Multiple Tycoons

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Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire has demanded an apology from Nation Media Group over an article touching on a Ksh2 billion piece of land in Loresho.

The outlet, in its Sunday Nation lead story titled ‘Two governors caught Up in sh2bn land row‘, published a story narrating the intrigues behind the acquisition of the parcel of land in Loresho in which multiple tycoons were mentioned.

The story indicated that three titles had come to the fore laying claim to the parcel, two of which were dismissed as inauthentic.

In her letter, however, the Embu Governor who clarified her stance in the story detested her portrayal in the headline and the use of her likeness.

Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire holding a meeting with officials from the National Cereals and Produce Board(NCPB) on August 30, 2023.

Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire holding a meeting with officials from the National Cereals and Produce Board(NCPB) on August 30, 2023.
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“My attention has been drawn to the front page of the Sunday Nation Newspaper of March 31, 2024, and the alarming headline ‘Two Governors caught up in sh2bn land row’. The front page further carries the photo of myself and that of the Governor of Nairobi.”

“The headline is not only inaccurate but misleading to the public,” she clarified.

She further explained that her involvement in the case was when one of the accused reached out to her to help him gain an audience with a Ministry of Lands official.

“In its own words, the Sunday Nation corroborates my position that I did reach out to Mr Korir (Nixon, the PS for lands) a few months ago asking if he could give (the accused) audience on the matter. I did try to get Mr. Korir to hear (the accused’s) side of the story and then make a fair decision,” she explained.

“From the story, it is further apparent that all the involved parties, who exclude myself are in court over the matter. It is therefore appalling for the Sunday Nation to carry such a sensational headline that I am caught up in the land row, yet I provided my position and clarified that I am not part of the complicated case and I have no personal interest in the matter.”

“I therefore demand for a retraction of the headline, and an apology from the Sunday Nation for misreporting facts and misleading the public which defames my name,” Mbarire demanded.

The accused, who is a former Nairobi Provincial Commissioner, was released on Monday, March 25, on a cash bail of Ksh5 million or an alternative of a Ksh10 million bond.

The accused was accused of defrauding a businessman during a land transaction in Loresho, which he denied.

An image of  a legal scale and a gavel.

An image of a legal scale and a gavel.
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Source: kENYANS.CO.KE

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