Matters to do with land have been a subject of contention in the country with the Deputy President of Kenya being embroiled in a land tussle involving 2,500 acres he owns in Taita Taveta County.
Picture courtesy. Rtd General Saudi Tonje.
Given the number of squatters across the country, the land question will always be a matter up for discussion and it is a sore spot for many Kenyans who are unsure of what to do.
This is after a list of about 124 individuals and organizations were accused of encroaching and grabbing some of the land that is found in Kitale belonging to the Prisons Department.
Some of the individuals that have been named in the land grabbing are Powerful people in the current and former regimes as per the reports that we have with us.
Auditor-General Nancy Gathungu tabled in Parliament the names of the people who have benefited from the land and they include the following.
Nathaniel Tum, who is the Former Kenya Seed Company (KSC) managing director who has at least 80 acres, former nominated MP Mark Too who is the beneficiary of about 70 acres, and former Rift Valley Provincial Commissioner Ishmael Chelang’a also with a combined 10 acres.
Mr. Nathaniel Tum and Nominated MP Mark Too are both decreased while Former Kwanza MP Noah Wekesa and Chief of General Staff, General (Rtd) Daudi Tonje are also beneficiaries of the land.
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