The residents of Maragua, Murang'a county have been shocked after their crops were mercilessly destroyed at night.According to the unfolding details, there have been a conflict over the ownership of the farm in which these crops were being grown.The residents claim that the farm is a government land in which they have been growing crops for years.
One of the resident shed tears claiming that she has ultimately nothing to pay fees for her children after the crops she was hoping to sell were destroyed.According to the residents, some of the crops destroyed include cabbages and bananas.Photo courtesy-A resident of maragua
The farm in which a dam is constructed has been a source of livelihood for more that 130 families.However, Peter Mwangi claims to be the legal owner of the farm.
One of the residents claims that Peter had earlier told the residents that he owns the land in question back in November last year.He told them that he would come picking his land any time.The same resident revealed that Peter once worked in State House as a member of Recce Squad.He further reveal that Peter had a gun while threatening the residents in November.Photo courtesy- Maragua resident
On his side, Peter Mwangi produced the papers that clearly indicate that he owns the farm.He reveals that he also got a legal report from authorities showing that the land is his property.Peter says that there are a few politicians trying to create havoc in the area using his private property.photo courtesy-Peter Mwangi
The MP of the area, Mary Waithera(also known as Wamaua) laments over the destruction of the growing crops.She says that the families whose crops have been destroyed are already suffering financial challenges.She has asked the CS for interior security Dr Matiangi' to investigate into the matter and solve the dispute.photo courtesy-MP Mary Waithera(Wamaua)
It is unfortunate that crops are destroyed barely one month after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced hunger as a current disaster. Kindly share your views.
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