EALA MP Oburu Odinga has been pinched hard by EACC in the war against graft after establishing that he could account for some of his wealth.
Oburu lost a piece of land in Kisumu valued at Sh35 million that was established to belong to the Kenya Railways Corporation.
Oburu at first tried resisting the push but the EACC came in full force. Oburu has been a constant figure in politics always drumming support for his brother ODM leader Raila Odinga. He has always formed part of Raila’s formidable supporters.
He joins a list of other powerful individuals who have also lost their assets to EACC.
EACC, in its report for the year ending June 2020, has also listed former Alego MP Oloo Aringo among persons who had been irregularly allocated railways land.
Former NLC commissioner Salome Munubi also returned to the government Sh18.5 million in an unexplained wealth case lodged by the EACC following an inquiry into SGR compensation payouts.
Commissioner of Lands Sammy Mwaita, who also served as Former Baringo South MP, returned an Sh56 million house in Mombasa that he had allocated to his company.
During the period under review, the commission also recovered Sh11.5 million from Dr. Ibrahim Haji Issak, the managing director of the Kenya Meat Commission.
EACC also revealed the companies behind the grabbing of Kalro land in Naivasha valued at about Sh3 billion. The Sh1.9 billion parcel was recovered from Kingpin Ltd, while another valued at Sh1.2 billion was recovered from Wazazi Farmers Ltd,
EACC also recovered from a former City Hall finance chief office Sh35 million for illegal acquisition of land belonging to the defunct City Council of Nairobi.
The anti-graft agency has further recovered Sh282 million from the former City Hall official cash proceeds believed to be from the county coffers.
But forfeiting property from Oburu has raised confidence in EACC especially in their efforts to nab the big fish in the war against graft.