NLC takes back grabbed prime land in Kisumu meant for projects – Swazuri

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

The Na­tional Land Com­mis­sion has re­pos­sessed more than 600 acres of pub­lic land il­le­gally ac­quired in Kisumu town . Chair­man Muham­mad Swazuri said the land be­longed to var­i­ous govern­ment min­istries.

He said the com­mis­sion held a pub­lic meet­ing in Kisumu for three days, that es­tab­lished that prime land had been grabbed from the govern­ment.

Swazuri said his com­mis­sion would visit towns for pub­lic hear­ing and solve long-stand­ing dis­putes in­volv­ing de­vel­op­ers and the res­i­dents.

Speak­ing in Kapsa­bet town when he toured the Lands of­fices, Swazuri said his com­mis­sion will ad­dress bor­der dis­putes in­volv­ing Nandi and Kisumu coun­ties that have trig­gered vi­o­lence. MPs Julius Meli (Tin­deret) and Cor­nelius Meli (Al­dai) said the change of the Nandi es­carp­ment into Nyando is one of the con­tentious is­sues.

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