By Our Reporter
An officer at the Ministry of Lands at the coast has declined to honour instructions from her superiors to go on a transfer. Mombasa deputy lands registrar Josephine Rama has allegedly refused to move from her workstation to Nairobi headquarters, a move that has shocked many of her colleagues at the ministry.
The transfers touched dozens of officers but Josephine Rama’s refusal to move to Nairobi surprised her fellow workers in Mombasa and even at the Ardhi house. Rama is a native of the Coast and formerly served at Kajiado lands offices before she was transferred to Mombasa six years ago. She is allegedly boasting that she can`t move and that the transfer to Nairobi is just cosmetic. “Madam Rama has totally refused to move from here to Nairobi and says that she`s here to stay and claims that she has senior government officials at the headquarters who can`t allow her to moved. She has even mentioned senior officers like Mr Nyandoro and Clara Kadianga,” said our source.
Clara Kadianga is a senior officer in the human resource department at the land’s ministry, she works closely with Principal Secretary Nixon Korir when it comes to transfers of land officers. Rama is said to enjoy good life which is in abundance at her current work station, she is alleged to have been involved in a number of land corruption deals at the coast.
A good example, as explained to us by our source is a transaction involving the charge of property worth Ksh.5 million in the Nyali area where it’s claimed that after the deal was done, she went for a shopping tour in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The list below contains some of the transferred officials at the Ministry of Lands.
1. Dorothy Letting -from Kisumu to Machakos
2.Mwiti Nju from Chuka to Meru
3. Paul Kipkemboi from Nairobi to Kajiado west
4.Tom Manja from Narok to Transmara
5. Tiberious Ndege from Homabay to Iten
6.Mwangi Samuel from Mombasa to Muranga
7.Gisemba Alice from Eldoret to Kericho
8. Catherine Washika from Naivasha to Kericho
9. Benea Ndandi from Kwale to Isiolo
10.Monica Jepkemei from Eldoret to Bomet
11. Nelson Otieno from Baringo to Kakamega
12.Philip Odida from Naivasha to Narok
13.Kubai Raymond from Nakuru to Nanyuki
14.Mark Wanderi from Kwale to Chuka
15. Susan Anzemo from Koibatek to Homabay
16. Gideon Malondo from Mutomo to Kitui
17. Henry Mwaura from Nairobi to Embu
18. Kinyua Stella from Kilifi to Nairobi
19.Felix Nyakundi from Kirinyaga to Embu
20. Githinji Stephen from Transmara to Nyandarua
21. Hellen Mintat from Kericho to Koibatek
22. Bosire Kennedy from Bomet to WestPokot
23.Nyangau Thomas from Lamu to Mwingi
24.Mutua Charles from Kajiado West to Lamu
25. Caleb Sunguti from Nairobi to Baringo
26.George Nyangweso from Kakamega to Mombasa
27.Mwanika Daisy from Kwale to Mombasa
28. Kiogora Gatwiri from Nairobi to Naivasha
29.Ayienda Charles from Nyandarua to Kisii
30. Mohammed Billow from Nairobi to Malindi
At the same time, several people in the Matungulu sub-county of Machakos county have called on the lands registrar in the area to speed up the issuance of land titles as many fake land dealers and brokers have started flocking the area and conning unsuspecting members of the public. A good example, according to area residents is the area behind KBC masks where its alleged fake land dealers including some claiming to be Pastors are fleecing members of the public out of their hard-earned money with claims that they are selling them land knowing very well the land belongs to other people. One of the Church leaders, according to a resident Samson Odhiambo is on the police radar and under investigation for this offence.