Tension high in Mau Narok, Njoro following Land ownership wrangles

 

More than fifty families settled in a more than 2000 acres of land in Mau Narok Njoro Nakuru County are risking being evicted at the land that they have been sitting on for more than 80years

During peaceful demonstrations held yesterday in the evening, the residents have said that the land was purchased by their forefathers more than 80years ago and they currently possess the original title deeds.

“We have been even our forefathers were here since back in1918 and we cannot allow our land to be taken away,” they said.

Their attention came after a gazette notice dated 1st March 2019 which has been circulating in the area indicating that the land had new owners who are set to legally own the parcel

The residents have called upon the National government to intervene saying they do not know any other place to call home and they will not whatsoever vacate their lands

The situation has led to tension in the area.

Area MCA Jackson Githua called on Government to intervene in the matter arguing that those who claim ownership of the land are not people known to the locals.

“The two families that claim ownership of this land are unknown to us and we want the government to step in and ensure the locals get justice,” he said.

This comes barely a few weeks after EACC acquired land that was grabbed in Nakuru County that was worth more than Ksh 600million.

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