Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka defends Mavoko squatters

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The move comes days after EAPCC issued a vacation notice to squatters

Ukambani leaders are calling on the government to resettle thousands of squatters residing at the disputed East Africa Portland Cement Company Athi-river.

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The move comes days after EAPCC issued a vacation notice to squatters.

Led by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, the leaders who toured the 16,000-acre piece of land said the eviction is being orchestrated by a few selfish individuals who want to grab the land.

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Machakos senator Boniface Kabaka urged squatters not to be swayed by empty threats by government agencies saying the land belong to them.

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They say the notice goes against the National land commission recommendations that the land be reverted back to public.

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The land was initially being utilized by the cement factory for its raw materials.

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The squatters from the surrounding Athi-river slums have built permanent houses in the land through communal contributions and live as organized groups which have set up social amenities facilities and the locals connected to the power grid through the last mile connectivity.

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