Swazuri resolves 33-year-old land dis­pute

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Central -

The Na­tional Land Com­mis­sion has re­solved a 33-year-old land row pit­ting 1,500 mem­bers of Ng’enda New Farm­ers Com­pany Ltd and a busi­ness­woman.

They have been feud­ing over the own­er­ship of 400 acres in Makuyu, Mu­rang’a county.

The share­hold­ers have per­sis­tently fought for jus­tice since Sa­muel Ki­bathi, who was the man­ager of the land, al­legedly bought it be­fore he died. His widow Margaret Nyok­abi took over af­ter his death.

NLC chair­man Muham­mad Swazuri on Fri­day toured the dis­puted land and met the com­pany’s share­hold­ers and of­fi­cials. He said the com­pany owns the land, since all own­er­ship doc­u­ments pre­sented by the of­fi­cials were le­gal and indis­putable.

Swazuri said his of­fice pe­ti­tioned Nyok­abi to pro­duce doc­u­ments prov­ing own­er­ship of the land, but she failed to re­spond.

/JOHN KAMAU

Mary Wan­jiku, 99, a mem­ber of the Ng’enda New Farm­ers’ Com­pany on Fri­day

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