Land grabbers in Mathare

An illegally constituted committee is dishing out land belonging to the Muslim settlement scheme in Nairobi’s Mathare slums to undeserving people using fake allotment letters.
Central division district officer, Mr. Samson Wangusi warned that the committee members that they will be arrested and prosecuted if they did not stop their illegal activities.
Mr. Wangusi also ordered those who have been given plots in the scheme through the back door to immediately move out or be evicted.
The DO said the land in question measured more than 50 acres and is situated next to the Mathare police depot.
He said the government set aside the land to settle the more than 3,000 people whose land was taken for the construction of a mosque and a primary school in the area.
Mr. Wangusi who addressed a meeting at Mathare primary school appealed to those who qualify for settlement to co-operate with the area leaders and the provincial administration to speed up the exercise which he said was far behind schedule.