Njukini residents asked to verify title deeds

The Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) Nelson Marwa has ordered records on the Sir Ramson land in Taveta Sub County to be made public for verification by the owners.

Addressing a baraza at Njukini trading center Wednesday, Marwa asked wananchi to avail themselves at the chief’s office to verify their land details.

“I have today directed my county commissioner – Kula Hache and the land officers to assist you verify your details and in case of either missing names and/or double allocation of your land please raise the alarm without using violence,” said the commissioner.

The Sir Ramson land was a battle field pitying security officers and the locals who were armed with bows and arrows, stones and other crude weapons over the weekend.

Marwa warned a repeat of the skirmishes which saw a 15 year old boy shot dead and three police officers injured.

Seven locals are also nursing gunshot wounds.

The RC castigated the Lands and Survey departments for failing in their responsibilities leading to the skirmishes adding that the road contractor should allow time for farmers to harvest their crops before starting work.

Marwa told the residents to allow land officials to conclude demarcating the area so as to pave way for the road expansion which would at the end of the day benefit them.

The RC cautioned the youth against being used by multi- billionaire land owners in the area to brew lawlessness.

“We know it is not the locals who are causing mayhem in the area but hired goons from as far as Kibwezi who were ordered to attack the police officers. We have their names, but let me warn them that they will be arrested and prosecuted,” he said

Marwa warned land cartels arguing that they were behind insecurity in the area.

“We shall not let them cause conflict here,” he said.




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