In Summary
  • The committee wants DCI to look into how Mr Wainaina acquired the lease for the park’s land.
  • The report alleged that Mr Wainaina must have colluded with county officials to fraudulently lease part of the park.
  • The committee said several sections of the park have been encroached on by private developers and business enterprises.

Former City Hall Chief of Staff George Wainaina risks losing his restaurant business after a county watchdog committee said it is sitting on grabbed land.

Nairobi County Assembly Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in its latest report, recommended that City Hall, in collaboration with other state agencies, immediately starts the process of evicting all encroachers from City Park.

Mr Wainaina, who served under former Governor Evans Kidero, is the proprietor of Bowling Green Safari Club located at the park.

The committee chaired by Mabatini MCA Wilfred Odalo called on the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to look into how Mr Wainaina acquired the lease for the park’s land.

CRIMINAL CHARGES

The committee also wants criminal proceedings instituted against all persons involved in its fraudulent acquisition if found culpable.

“The committee was informed that the owner of the facility is former chief of staff to the former governor Evans Kidero, one Mr George Wainaina,” read the report.

It adds: “The Chief Officer Lands should spearhead the process of surveying, demarcating and ensuring the park’s title deed is safely kept and the park is restored to its natural state,” recommended the report adopted by the Nairobi County Assembly.

The report alleged that Mr Wainaina must have colluded with county officials to fraudulently lease part of the park, which is a public entity, to operate a club, contrary to existing regulations on the management of parks.

PRIVATE DEVELOPERS

The committee said several sections of the park have been encroached on by private developers and business enterprises.

They include the seedlings area, habitats for wild animals and trees in the park.

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