Yatta MP pe­ti­tions Par­lia­ment over Ndalani evic­tions

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

Yatta MP Fran­cis Mwan­gagi wants Par­lia­ment to probe the forcible evic­tion of a com­mu­nity from a dis­puted land in his con­stituency.

In a pe­ti­tion to the Na­tional As­sem­bly, the MP yes­ter­day called for in­ves­ti­ga­tions that in­clude the Na­tional Land Com­mis­sion, the Min­istry of Lands and the House Lands Com­mit­tee.

Uniden­ti­fied peo­ple have been raid­ing Kivin­goni sub-lo­ca­tion in Ndalani ward to in­tim­i­date res­i­dents into leav­ing the land.

The parcels of land have no ti­tle deeds, but res­i­dents have lived on the prop­erty for more than 40 years.

“These peo­ple have not only been chas­ing res­i­dents from their land but have also been de­stroy­ing homes in the process,” reads the pe­ti­tion in part.

Mwan­gangi said the raids have in­creased ten­sion be­tween the two neigh­bour­ing com­mu­ni­ties and this could lead to eth­nic vi­o­lence. He wants ti­tle deeds is­sued.

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