Ju­bilee will not grab land in Kwale, says gov­er­nor

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Kwale Gov­er­nor Salim Mvurya yes­ter­day de­fended the Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion against claims it plans to grab county land, call­ing some ODM lead­ers the “real grab­bers”.

He cited Sen­a­tor Juma Boy as among lead­ers with court cases. Last month in Lunga Lunga, the sen­a­tor said the Ju­bilee ad­min­is­tra­tion is par­tic­u­larly tar­get­ing county land, where leases are about to ex­pire. “Some ODM lead­ers have joined hands to fight me. The sen­a­tor has a lot of court cases that have not been com­pleted,” Mvurya said.

He spoke when he launched a live­stock and re­lief food dis­tri­bu­tion pro­gramme in Magom­bani. “No party steals land. It is in­di­vid­u­als who grab land and not a party,” Mvurya said. He said res­i­dents know clearly about the ODM leader’s land grab­bing history in the area.

Ef­forts to reach the sen­a­tor were un­suc­cess­ful as his phone was switched off.

Mvurya urged res­i­dents to sup­port him and Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s re­elec­tion, say­ing the re­gion must have a com­mon, united po­lit­i­cal stand to avoid be­ing di­vided by greedy lead­ers.

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