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Kenyan Report Says Top Officials Engaged in 'Land Grabbing'

A new report by the Kenyan government shows that high level officials have illegally seized land for decades.

The report, released Friday says former presidents Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi, along with successive Commissioners of Lands and their deputies, have all engaged in "land grabbing." In many cases, the land was used to reward political allies.

The author of the report, Paul Ndungu, said the information uncovered in the inquiry is just the tip of the iceberg, adding that the problem is bigger than anyone can imagine.

The report was commissioned by the current government of President Mwai Kibaki -- as part of official efforts to stamp out rampant graft in Kenya.

However, on Thursday, Transparency International said the Kenyan government has missed its best chance to end corruption and has lost credibility on the issue.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AFP.