Lands ministry on the spot over Naikarra group ranch row

Written By: Nicholas Kigondu/Stanley Mbugua

Members of the Naikarra group ranch protest sub-division of land

The planned subdivision of the Naikarra group ranch in Narok county is threatening to degenerate into a conflict after members of the scheme expressed opposition.

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The members who held demonstrations to protest the planned subdivision are accusing the Narok county land registrar of colluding with unscrupulous individuals to alter the original list of beneficiaries.

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The ranch members say some officials have influenced the subdivision process locking out valid members despite enduring years of waiting for a resolution in efforts aimed at ensuring that every member got their rightful share.

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Subdivision of the Naikarra group ranch has remained emotive

Led by Nicholas Tempantet, the irate group called on the Ethics and Anti-corruption commission and the ministry of lands to move with speed and investigate what they say is a fraudulent undertaking.

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According to Stephen Nengesa, each member was supposed to receive 20 acres but the officials have allegedly interfered with the register which initially had 6196 members by adding a further 2,500 fictitious members.

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