Un­re­solved land in­jus­tices a boon for Cord in vote hunt

Kil­ifi Gover­nor Kingi says Ju­bilee is a stum­bling block to the res­o­lu­tion of his­tor­i­cal land in­jus­tices. He called for im­ple­men­ta­tion of the TJRC re­port

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties - ALPHONCE GARI @alphonce2011

Cord is bank­ing on Ju­bilee’s per­ceived fail­ure to ad­dress his­tor­i­cal land in­jus­tices at the Coast to main­tain its hold on the re­gion.

Ju­bilee has poached many lead­ers from ODM, in­clud­ing MPs Gideon Mung’aro (Kil­ifi North), Mustafa Idd (Kil­ifi South), Khatib Mwashetani (Lunga Lunga), Kwale wo­man rep­re­sen­ta­tive Zainab Chidzuga and Gover­nor Salim Mvurya.

ODM lead­ers said de­fec­tors are self­ish, and that their de­fec­tion is of no con­se­quence. Kil­ifi Gover­nor Ama­son Kingi is one of ODM’s point men at the Coast. ODM has crit­i­cised Ju­bilee for fail­ing to im­ple­ment the TJRC re­port.

On Satur­day, Kingi said Ju­bilee is a “stum­bling block” in re­solv­ing land in­jus­tices. He spoke dur­ing the burial of for­mer Kil­ifi coun­cil of­fi­cer Peter Mwa­muye in Mwarakaya ward.

He said the is­su­ing of ti­tle deeds should be fast-tracked.

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta signed the Com­mu­nity Land Bill into law on Au­gust 31. It recog­nises ti­tle deeds ac­quired be­fore In­de­pen­dence.

Kingi said most res­i­dents live like squat­ters.

He said the Truth Jus­tice and Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Com­mis­sion re­port is not be­ing re­leased be­cause “it con­tains the names of land grab­bers who are se­nior politi­cians.”

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