The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has announced that it will investigate allegations of land fraud at the land owned by the East African Portland Cement in Mavoko, Machakos County.

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the DCI said that it had received credible information that some of the individuals being evicted from the land in question were innocent buyers who fell victim to fraudsters.

"Due to the magnitude of the Portland PLC matter, which involves significant personal losses for potentially innocent victims of land fraud and the swindling of millions of shillings, the DCI has established desks at the Athi River Police Station to collect relevant information and evidence that will aid in the investigations," the press release said.

The DCI has requested the affected members of the public to report to the Athi River Police Station immediately, carrying along any documentation or evidence in their possession that would aid in apprehending the land fraudsters, especially evidence of payments made to individuals who sold them land.

"We will work round the clock, recording statements from all aggrieved Kenyans who may have been swindled out of their money," the press release said.

"Rest assured that this exercise will culminate in action against these swindlers as the DCI aims to send a strong signal that these actions mark the end of land fraudsters' heyday in Kenya."

The DCI has also assured those affected that any information they provide will be treated with utmost confidentiality, and their security will be guaranteed.

Furthermore, the DCI specifically identified the following individuals who are believed to have information that may assist in their investigations:

 1. Hon. Makau Patrick King'ola

 2. Julius Mutie Mutua, MP, Mavoko

 3. Pascal Kiseli Basilio Mungui

 4. Alex Kyalo Mutemi, Chairman, Aimi Ma Lukenya Society

 5. Jonathan Mutisya Muinde, Organizing Secretary, Aimi Ma Lukenya Society

 6. Mutua Kathungu

 7. Wilson Munguti

 8. Members of Kitanda na Mbusya Society

 9. Ben Muemi

 10. Omar Shurie

 11. Ben Mulei

 12. Nicodemus Mulei

 13. Anthony Muthoka

 14. Titus Munywoki

 15. Philip Kilonzo

 16. Chris Ougo

 17. Directors of Nyambogi Society

 18. Charles Wambugu, Former Deputy County Commissioner, Mavoko

 19. David Juma, Former Deputy County Commissioner, Mavoko

 20. Sharma Wario, Former OCPD, Mavoko

 21. Geoffrey Omondi, Former Deputy County Commissioner, Mavoko

 22. Kizito Mutoro, Former OCPD, Mavoko

 23. Samuel Mukuusi, Former OCPD, Mavoko

 24. Joseph Mumira, Former DCIO, Mavoko

 25. Martin Korongo, Former DCIO, Mavoko

 26. Vincent Kipkorir, Former DCIO, Mavoko

 27. Cecilia Mbete Nzioka, Chief, Athi River Location Registrar of Lands

 28. Charles Kipkirui Ngetich

 29. S.C Njoroge, Registrar of Lands

 30. G.G Gachihi, Registrar of Lands

These individuals are hereby directed to report to the Officer-In-Charge of the Land Fraud Investigations Unit at DCI Headquarters tomorrow, October 18, 2023, at 8 a.m.