Over 10,000 to be evicted in Webuye to pave way for industrial park
SEE ALSO :Four people killed in road accident“Webuye is a cosmopolitan town and various communities have acquired plots and even developed them. Some bought the land while others leased it from the defunct Webuye Town Council. There are no plans to compensate us after we move out of our land,” said Mr Wafula. He added: “We are still in possession of our title deeds and some of us have sub-divided the land and sold to other private developers. The Lands ministry has issued title deeds to that effect. We are reading malice and the motive is to grab our land.” Maraka ward rep Ali Machani Mutoka, in an interview with The Standard yesterday, said the project was not viable since it would not benefit residents. “We have never debated on the issue in the assembly, but we were shocked to see Sh15 million out of the Sh150 million cost allocated for the project in the 2019/20 budget estimates for phase one,” said Mr Mutoka. County Director of Communications Tim Machi said 735 houses built by the National Housing Corporation were on the land.
SEE ALSO :Four perish in road accident“They are on county government land and those occupying them have not been paying rent to the county. The land will be repossessed to pave way for the industrial park,” said Mr Machi, adding the Sh15 million was for public participation and feasibility studies before construction begins.
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