A section of members of the Kiremba-Akuisi Farmers Company Limited in Solai, Nakuru County have accused the directors over what they term is mismanagement and misappropriation of funds that has led to the derailed titling program.
Speaking in the area during a meeting that was meant to solve the matter but never happened, the members said the directors have been playing politics with the national titling program that was initiated by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
They say despite having shares and the President directing that they be part of the beneficiaries of the titling program, most members are yet to get title deeds.
Ms Alice Gitonga- a member of Kiremba-Akuisi Farmers’ Cooperative Society narrates that her late husband had a loan lent to the company.
She says for 8 years she has been pushing through the courts to be paid the money that had accumulated to Sh 9 million.
According to the emotional widow, the court made a verdict that she be paid all the money but the former directors and those present have continued to play hide and seek game making it difficult for her.
She is now appealing to the President to intervene in the matter so that she can get justice as the company has refused to make even transfers of the shares of her husband.
“The former Directors as well as the current one are interfering with the process of ensuring my funds are paid. I just now want the President to intervene so that widows like us can have justice” she said.
Another member Hezbon Muigai says the titling program as was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta has not been implemented as the directors demanded that every member must pay sh 1,200.
He adds that 570 members who could not meet the charges were unable to get the titles with some being registered under the name of the company rather than individuals.
“The leadership of the company has continued to derail the President’s directive on the national titling program and the matter should be investigated” said Muigai.
Similar sentiments echoed by David Mwangi Jamah.
Mwangi says the law should be followed so that the Directors who have been messing the company should be dealt with.
He adds that it is wrong for the Directors to go against the President’s directive on titling by denying members the chance to have their titles.
“No one is above the President’s directive and these Directors should be investigated” said Mwangi.
However Area Cooperative Society Officer Xavier Lukaga who had difficulty explaining to the irate members what transpired said the matter of the widow and Akuisi Cooperative was resolved in Court and that the widow will be paid all the shares.
When reached for a comment over the wrangles, Akuisi Farmers Company Chairman Joseph Githaiga said the titles that were issued were lease titles and members had to pay sh.10, 000 for the processing.
However, He says members refused to pay the same and the titles were returned to the government until the Solai Dam tragedy when the president announced the titling of Solai-Nyankiyua.
The company took the initiative to ensure members benefit and that those who submitted their documents will now be able to get titles.
On the issue of the widow who has not been paid her late husband’s shares, Githaiga says the court verdict is being implemented and the widow will be paid.
“The matter of the widow is being handled and she will be paid her money once the company gets money by selling some of the assets” he said.