Former Mathare Member of Parliament George Wanjohi has lost his property which was acquired through a loan from the parliament.
Wanjohi who represented the people of Mathare Constituency in the 11th parliament acquired the property through Parliamentary Mortgage Scheme Fund.
He however failed to service his mortgage forcing the Directorate of Litigation and Compliance to secure the title deed from him.
In a letter addressed to the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC), the National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai, said that they had managed to retrieve the property as Wanjohi had not paid the mortgage since losing his seat in a by-election in 2014.
“We now have a title deed for the mortgage that John Mike Wanjohi took. This matter is now resolved. Those who have taken mortgage have given us the power of attorney to sale their properties in default. We charge and have title deeds ourselves,” part of the letter read.
Sialai further told PAC that the Parliamentary Mortgage Scheme Fund was seeking to also negotiate with the family of the late Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti Irea, over a pending loan so as to establish how the matter can be resolved.
“We have safeguards and we have taken measures to ensure that the interest of PSC is protected,” Sialai told MPs as he responded to their audit queries.
Wanjohi’s woes started after the Court of Appeal nullified his election and ordered fresh polls on March 18, 2014.
The three-judge bench stated that the varying tallies that were released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officer could not identify the real winner of the election.
The judges said the varying figures could not be used to declare Wanjohi as the MP and directed the constituency to hold a by-election.
Wanjohi’s opponent, ODM candidate Stephen Kariuki won the August 2014 by-election.