Locals hold demo over ‘grabbed’ land in Subukia

Hundreds of Rigogo residents in Subukia sub-county on Tuesday poured to the streets protesting the grabbing of their settlement farm.

The families want the county government and the Ministry of Lands to repossess the 15 acres grabbed by a private investor in the area.

The families held a peaceful demonstration as the developer continued to demarcate the land.

They claimed that the developer had bought his way into the judiciary and frustrated their efforts to enjoy the benefits of owning land.

Sammy Mwangi said they bought 400 acres in 1977 claiming that the developer has grabbed at least 15 acres rendering a number of them homeless.

He said they have unsuccessfully moved to court to seek redress on the matter which has been pending for over 30 years now.

Mwangi called on the Ministry of Lands, the department of physical planning to visit the area and settle the matter.

On his part Godfrey Kamau questioned the integrity of the courts, claiming it is being used to push them out of the said land illegally.

He called on the Chief Justice David Maraga to launch a probe on judges handling land matters saying a number of them are corrupt.

Kamau now wants parliament to enact a law that will take out all land matters from the courts saying the poor are always frustrated.

 

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