In Summary

  • Affected residents seek Audience with President Ruto.
  • They urge the government to do due diligence and ensure everyone is compensated.

Section of the Kirima Land squatters in Njiru,Choka says they will  not move an inch out the parcel despite Court decision that took the land back to the Kirima widows who are also the administrator of the aforementioned property.

Squatters who spoke to Ghetto Radio News   asked the government to do due diligence and ensure everyone is compensated.

Miriam Muthoni a mother of five says the court decision  to have them move out shocked  her and that they  might use other legal means before demolition.

They have asked the president to intervene before further action including eviction.

“Mimi jameni nitaenda wapi na watoto niliingia hapa 5 years ago and we built here. The guy who sold us this land is nowhere to be seen and he no longer pick our calls. So whatever we are asking the owner is a constructive  dialogue but should they refuse then we shall seek audience with the president. We can’t allow what happened in Athi River to reoccur in Njiru.” Muthoni, Njiru resident said.

“Nashindwa nitafanya nini kwa Sababu nilichukuliwa Doo mob nikibuy huyo jama akutuambia tulete IDs from their hatujawaimwona tena.” Another resident said.

Court Ruling

In the yesterday landmark  judgment issued  by Justice S. Okong’o, those occupying the over 970 acres of land have up to December 31st to vacate or be evicted from the property by Kirima Estate administrators.

There had been a long protracted court battle between the administrators and residents who some acquired the property through self-help groups which has since declared illegal.

The judgment delivered on Monday consolidated all the six cases that had been filed in relation to the ownership of the parcels of land. The court declared the late Gerishon Kirima as the registered owner of the parcels of land.

In the first case filed by John Otieno Obade on his own behalf and on behalf of 299 others who had moved to court seeking to be recognised as the rightful owners of 60 acres parcel of land in Kirima Njiru Farm, Justice Okong’o said they have no valid claim over the land.

 

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