Narok DCI summon nine among them two politicians over Mau evictees land.

Emurua Dikir MP Johana Ng'eno addressing Journalists outside Narok DCI office on December 23, 2019. He lamented over the summoning of nine people for allegedly buying and resettling over 10,000 evictees. [Robert Kiplagat, Standard]

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has summoned nine people over claims they flouted Nema laws when settling 3,000 families evicted from Mau Forest.

Among those quizzed were Ololung’a MCA Jefferson Lang’at, former Narok senatorial aspirant on National Vision Party Albert Kiplang’at and Carlos Keter, the personal assistant to Emurua Dikirr MP Johana Ng’eno.

Others were the officials who were coordinating resettlement of about 10,000 evictees.

“We have summoned them after receiving reports that the families who were ejected from the forest have bought land near the forest and wanted to settle there. We want to know whether they breached any Nema laws,” said Narok County Criminal Investigating Officer Ethaipa Mwenda.

Mr Ng’eno, who was the lawyer to the nine, said the summons were meant to frustrate those evicted from the forest, and that there was no law barring people from establishing a slum or a refugee camp anywhere in the country.

The government kicked out the families during phase two evictions and planted trees on the over 20,000 hectares recovered.

Ng'eno revealed that a total of 65 acres had been bought in different parts of Narok South constituency to resettle the families, as the government had ruled out any compensation to them.

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