Joho's government decries increased land evictions in Kisauni
SEE ALSO :Mombasa MCAs impeach Joho CECHowever, the High Court has already ruled that the land in question does not belong to the squatters and ordered a freeze on further settlements. The court ordered police to ensure no new structures are put up on the land after Bandari Sacco sought protection from the squatters. Yesterday, Nguu Tatu squatters’ chairman Martin Chiponda, said several homes, three schools, two churches and a mosque were among the structures that were demolished during chaotic evictions last week. According to documents in our possession, the land is part of the 314 acres of Hussein Dairy Farm, which was purchased by Bandari Sacco at a cost of Sh385 million in 2011. Hired goons “Several squatters were injured by hired goons who demolished our homes. We have court orders stopping these evictions,” he said. Coast Youth for Peace Association Charo Nguma said rampant eviction of residents from ancestral land has sparked tension in parts of Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale. “As we speak in Madzimbani, Kilifi, over 5,000 people have been evicted. We are saying that these things can spark chaos and we want the government not to take them lightly,” said Mr Nguma. He called on the Government and local leaders to amicably solve the problem to avert further chaos. “We support the National Land Commission efforts to resolve these issues. It is however taking too long,” he said.