In Summary
  • Prof Swazuri said he had no regrets for not working with his fellow commissioners as he was complying with a court order.
  • The embattled commissioner said NLC had made strides in resolving land cases.

  • The outgoing commissioner said NLC had taken the perennial land problems head on, solving the Waitiki land issue in Likoni, Maili Tisa and others countrywide.

Outgoing National Lands Commission (NLC) chairman Muhammad Swazuri say he has no regrets or apologies to make for not working with his commissioners.

The chairman said the Commission had made a lot of success in the last four years since they were appointed in office and the ‘sideshows’ are by detractors who are not happy with their work.

He said he had no regrets for not working with his fellow commissioners as he was complying with a court order.

“That was law, a court order, it is not me. I have been going to office every day. It is a matter in court. I don’t regret anything. I will walk with my head high because I have been resolving people’s issues I can walk without any fear,” Prof Swazuri said.

MEDIA ONSLAUGHT

Speaking when issuing a report at Tononoka Hall on dispute between Mombasa landlords and tenants over values of plots, the chairman blamed the media for his woes.

“Unfortunately, the media has made me very popular and famous and I don’t regret. They have been paid by those who have stolen public land to tarnish his good name," he claimed.

Mr Swazuri said NLC had made strides in resolving many land cases.

“If we had the resources, we would have done everything as required by law. But as you know there are so many factors to consider. Despite all these factors, we have done beyond expectations. The reason why we are being fought is because of our successes.

People are not happy that a commission that was created just the other day would have achieved these things, then that is why we have a smear campaign coming in,” he added.

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