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Governor Waititu in war with Postal Corporation over land

By Kamau Maichuhie | December 20th 2018
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu at a past function (PHOTO: FILE)

KIAMBU, KENYA: The Postal Corporation of Kenya is embroiled in row with Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu after the later allegedly invaded the land belonging to the state corporation in Makongeni Thika measuring 1.9 hectares.

The parastatal in a statement by Post Master General Dan Kagwe issued on his behalf by Mr Gichuki Njeru who is the Corporate and Public Affairs manager said they were shocked to see the governor accompanied by his supporters and county officials invade the land without any notice to the corporation.

Waititu is said to have invaded the land last Saturday and commenced the construction of a bus park which is currently underway.

Njeru said the land belonged to the state corporation adding they were shocked as to why the governor had decided to invade it without their consent.

“Posta Kenya owns various properties and land across the country as vested by the legal notice No 156 of 1999 dated November 5,1999 and is in possession of all its titles,” reads part of the statement.

According to the posta estate officer Collin Sule, the land was not lying idle as claimed by the county government since it had already been leased out to four clients who had already paid up.

However, Waititu refuted allegations that he had grabbed the land and reiterated that the land which has been lying idle will be put into use to decongest the Garissa Road. 

The governor said plans to put up a bus terminus on the parcel of land have already commenced.

The state corporation in the statement said it was not the first time that the governor was invading its land in the county.

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