Miller’s Sh252m land compensation claims untrue, says NLC

The National Land Commission (NLC) has denied claims that it has paid Sh252.12 million to Nairobi lawyer Cecil Miller as compensation for some land in the city.

NLC Acting Chief Executive Officer Kabale Tache said the multi-agency team that has been handling the matter is yet to finalise the due diligence before compensation can be issued.

“As the accounting officer of NLC, I cannot allow the release of the funds before due diligence process is finalised. And this is a process that is being handled by a government multi-agency team,” Tache told the People Daily by phone.

She discounted media reports that the payments had been done and also refuted allegations that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is handling the matter.

At the same time, the lawyer insisted that he is yet to be paid the money and threatened to take action against the authors of the claims.

Denied claims

Miller has denied receiving any monies from NLC as payment for compensation for a parcel of land for the Standard Gauge Railway as alleged in a media report.

The firm of Miller and Company Advocates, in a letter dated yesterday, says the claim that he was paid Sh252 million is malicious and was made without inquiring into the truth or counter checking with him.

The law firm said the allegations have inflicted great prejudice to Miller and caused extreme damage to his reputation as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

This article was published by the PEOPLE DAILY on January 24, 2020