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Tempered rhetoric in 2017

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Mr Waitiki Kamau, the owner of the 930-acre farm in dispute. He said no solution would be found for squatters living on the farm unless he was fully involved in negotiations that have gone on for more than a decade. He accused Lands cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu of playing politics with his property and warned squatters that nothing will come out of her intervention. PHOTO/FILE.

Mr Waitiki Kamau, the owner of a 930-acre farm that is the subject of a dispute. The case tests Kenya’s constitutional commitment to the protection of rights to property. PHOTO | FILE.  NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary

  • In places where government settlement schemes were established, we continue to hear complaints that local people were not equitably considered.
  • But some indigenous landless people quickly sold their plots after settlement in such schemes then went on to declare themselves landless.
  • The Rift Valley experienced massive movement of people from different ethnic backgrounds after the exit of of colonial settlers.

The High Court recently directed Internal Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku to compel Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo to evict those who have illegally settled on Waitiki farm in Likoni, Mombasa.

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The Standard Thursday, September 26, 2013: Home & Away Magazine page 11:

Last updated on 26 Sep 2013 00:00

In a new report, the Land Development and Governance Institute, however, says the Lands ministry cannot afford to isolate the National Land Commission, reports MKALA MWAGHESHA

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Well done Kenyans for keeping peace

The tallying of Presidential polls concluded last night and as expected, the winning camp burst into celebrations. This is natural. Coordinators of the groups celebrating around the country should however keep vigilant so as not to accord criminal elements an opportunity to infiltrate them for criminal activities.

When I drove round Nairobi's CBD at about 7am, all was calm and peaceful. Pockets of celebrating Jubilee supporters were however doing some victory road walk around town. But they maintained peace. Some foreign journalists were lucky to be at hand to capture the early development. One expects that celebrations around town will get 'louder' later today. But we urge those celebrating to observe decorum so as to keep the City space open for business. City authorities and security agencies will however need to keep good watch to avert any excesses.

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