National Land Commission former chairman Muhammad Swazuri, and over a dozen other ex-officials and business people have been arrested over alleged corruption.

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives picked up the official from their homes in Nairobi on today morning.

He was arrested over Sh109.8 million fraud. The money was meant for land compensation for residents affected by road construction in Mombasa.

EACC Also arrested or wanted were 23 other persons who included at least three couples who were involved in the scheme.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said the individuals will be charged with conspiracy to commit an economic crime, abuse of office, financial misconduct, unlawful acquisition of public property, dealing with suspect property and money laundering.Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives were Wednesday hunting for more of those still at large to take plea.