In Summary
  • Mr Ng’era said he owns two plots in the controversial land and had all the documents.
  • Bahati ward rep also denied claims of grabbing the society land in Lanet on the outskirts of Nakuru Town.

Members of Nakuru-based Prarie Cooperative Society have accused Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri and Menengai East Ward Rep Wilson Mwangi of plotting to grab their land.

Led by their chairman Francis Kariuki Muhindi, the society members claimed that they bought 69.8-acre land, which they later subdivided, from a white settler farmer in the 1960s.

On Saturday, Mr Ngunjiri allegedly supervised as hired youth destroyed the plot’s barbed wire fence as the owners watched.

Mr Ngunjiri, however, defended his action and denied that he is land grabber. The legislator accused the society officials and members of invading public land.

“They don’t have any documents to prove the ownership of the land. They should stop hiding under the original title deed by the white settler (farmer) to divert the public’s attention,” Mr Ngunjiri told Nation.co.ke.

PUBLIC LAND

The Menengai East ward rep also denied claims of grabbing the society land in Lanet on the outskirts of Nakuru Town.

“The Commissioner of Lands is investigating this matter because initially it was set aside for public utilities,” said Mr Mwangi.

Mr Muhindi said that the first attempt to grab their land was in 1996 when an estate registered in the name of a prominent politician grabbed a section of the land.

“The forged title deed was cancelled after we raised the issue with the Commissioner of Lands,” said Mr Muhindi.

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