Nakuru County wants fresh audit on troubled ADC farm

Nakuru County Government now wants a fresh audit done on the troubled ADC farm in Naivasha so as to resolve the protracted land dispute.

According to the county, double land allocation was to blame for the perennial clashes that had left tens dead and property worth millions destroyed in the last 20 years.

This came as it emerged that former workers of the government agency were locked out during sub division of the land while others were yet to acquire title deeds.

For years, land owners have clashed over the former government land that is located in Ndabibi area of Naivasha due to double allocation and lack of legal ownership documents.

To address this, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui termed the dispute as thorny, comically and emotional due to confusion and double allocation.

He said that the county would hold a land clinic with the National Land Commission and the land registrar so as to resolve the dispute.

“The only solution in resolving this protracted dispute in ADC farm where over 20 people share the same allotment letter lies in a fresh audit,” he said.

Kinyanjui was optimistic that the dispute would be resolved within six months so that legal land owners would get their title deeds.

The Governor was speaking in Ndabibi center when he issued 110 title deeds under the ongoing titling programme in the county that has seen over 80,000 residents benefit.

On the Kongoni-Maella road, the Governor said that plans for the key road were underway with tendering process slated for next month.

“This is a critical road that leads to the food basket of this country and once its rehabilitated we expect farmers to reap from their products,” he said.

Naivasha sub-county commissioner Mutua Kisilu noted that rising land disputes in the area were effecting development projects.

He identified Maella, Ndabibi, Moi Ndabi and Mai Mahiu as the most affected with tens of the cases pending in courts.

“We fully welcome the ongoing titling programme in the county as it will help reduce cases of land conflict in Naivasha,” he said.

Maella MCA Gathariki Kamanu welcomed the fresh audit on the ADC land noting that it would help resolve the disputes.

“Hundreds of people bought the land from ADC offices over 15 years ago but they are yet to get title deeds further worsening the situation,” he said.

  

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