Kilifi security team grills MP for his 'not yet uhuru' remarks
SEE ALSO :Leaders decry poor Malindi beach roadsThe MP is alleged to have said: "We will not allow someone who is not a native of this county to evict people from their ancestral land. If you go to Nairobi to process a title deed for land you do not know its location, you will remain with your title but you will not settle in Kilifi North. We are tired of these evictions from our land.” He is also alleged to have said: “Kenyans got a chance for internal self rule and as the people of Kilifi we have the freedom to oversea our own issues. But even the power over land that has been given to us by the Constitution is still being implemented somewhere else something that is disturbing us as leaders." Another statement cited by the security team was: "Individuals are coming from other places saying that they own land and demanding that our people be evicted. Culturally and traditionally Kilifi belongs to the Mijikenda community and other communities that have been here since time memorial-the Arabs and the Swahili." The statements were, however, construed as incitement by the security team prompting Kilifi North Deputy County Commissioner Josephat Mutisya to summon the MP. Among those who grilled the MP were Kilifi North sub-county police boss Njoroge Ngigi as well as officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the National Intelligence Service.
SEE ALSO :Another student stabbed by boyfriendHe pledged to ensure that all evictions in the ares were legally executed. "We will make sure court orders are authentic by carrying out investigations from the same court they were issued before executing them,” said Mutisya. "We agreed that it is a bigger problem, which we need to get to the root of," he said.
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