Ministry of Lands officials recorded secretly moving files from Ardhi House to an undisclosed location eliciting mixed reactions.
The officials, who were secretly recorded in the video that surfaced on Saturday, October 2022, were captured packing the files in a lorry at the Lands headquarters.
Gladys Shollei, the deputy speaker of the National Assembly, was one of the first to voice concerns.
Shollei, who also represents women from Uasin Gishu, requested the appropriate authorities to look into the matter.
In addition, the deputy speaker questioned the intention of the ministry to conduct the exercise on a weekend when government offices were closed.
“Irregular and anomalous activities at Ardhi House today are of grave concern.
“Movement of official documents in trucks by unknown persons, on the weekend, when the office is usually closed, should be investigated,” Shollei stated.
Other Kenyans also raised concerns with the exercise, wondering why files were moved without notice.
“Massive Operation at Ardhi House ongoing, files confiscated,” a tweep stated.
“In my opinion, the transition has not been managed professionally at the ministries with Cabinet Secretary and Permanent Secretary still in office long after their terms ended…they were given a golden window to sanitize their office and conceal all their fraudulent activities,” another comment read.
The Ministry of Lands was yet to issue a statement following the incident.
A video of Ministry of Lands officials recorded secretly moving files