Red flag over cartels targeting prime plots in Kitale
SEE ALSO :Varsity wants firm evictedThe administrator's warning comes in the wake of reports that over 10 families in Kitale are facing eviction after suspected syndicates working with corrupt land officials in Nairobi secured title deeds for their land. Mrs Jane Kigen, the widow of former Health Permanent Secretary Samuel Kigen, is among the leaseholders who have lost plots worth millions of shillings to the land grabbers. The ministry of Lands has issued a title deed to an individual against a plot measuring almost one acre allocated to the Kigen family 32 years ago. "I was in the process of securing a title deed for the plot only to be informed by the Trans Nzoia County Land Registrar that a lease certificate for my plot has been issued to another person,” said Mrs Kigen. The widow vowed not to move out of the parcel of land. “I am ready to die here. I have lived here with my children and grandchildren for the past 32 years and I don’t have anywhere to go. They will take away my plot over my dead body."