Elders welcome CS Wahome's appointment to lands docket

CS Alice Wahome when she appeared before the Senate Committee on Delegated Legislation of the Senate on May 25, 2023. [Elvis Ogina, Standard]

Kandara Residents Association has lauded redeployment of Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome to the Lands docket, saying issues pertaining to the Delmonte Kenya Limited land would be resolved.

The elderly members, led by Ngugi wa Karanja, said the appointment of Wahome to head the Ministry of Lands is a relief to the association with hopes of justice following the historical injustice meted out to locals by the colonial government as they were brutally evicted from their ancestral land.

“It is a pleasure that President William Ruto appointed her to steer the lands and physical planning docket, which have been an impediment to settling Kandara people on their rightful land,” said Karanja.

The members met at Muruka market in Kandara under the patronage of Kibiru PMG Junior on strategies to implement the land in the ratio of 70:30 as decided by the National Lands Commission and Parliamentary Committee on Lands.

“It is high time the issue was concluded with all eyes focusing on Wahome who knows the truth, having been an MP representing Kandara people for 10 years,” he said.