GOVERNOR KUTI MEETS COUNTY SECURITY TEAM AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO SOLVE MWANGAZA LAND ISSUES
02 Sep 2021
Land issues that in most cases result to disputes have a historical background in Kenya. Isiolo County, is no exception as witnessed recently in Mwangaza area of the vast County. It is against this backdrop that Governor Mohammed Kuti seeks to establish a long-term solution to the ever emerging land related hostilities and illegal forced evictions that cause a lot of harm to innocent residents.
To achieve this, Governor Kuti this morning led a high level meeting in which he was joined by Isiolo County Commissioner Mr. Geoffrey Omoding, Isiolo County Secretary Dr. Ahmed Galgalo, CEC Lands Yussuf Dahir, Hon. Lucy Mworia and other leaders from the Meru community.
During the meeting it was brought to the attention of those in attendance that the court order was illegally implemented by police officers ferried from Meru County without consultation of their Isiolo counterparts.
"We need to work on a lasting solution. We cannot as leaders let this continue because every time it happens it causes immense suffering on our people," Governor Kuti Said adding that he will be in contact with the Land C.S Hon. Farida Karoney on the same.
The Governor also stated the need to establish a taskforce that will find a lasting solution to land issues that have for a long time adversely affected the area. He specifically suggested that the taskforce should include; Department of Lands County Government of Isiolo, the National Government's Ministry of Lands and community members from the area.
It was also agreed that the County Government of Isiolo working closely with the taskforce will liase with C.S Karoney to revoke illegally acquired title deeds. The taskforce will also seek to encourage those that have genuine land titles to settle in their respective properties.
Community leaders present noted that the recent illegal evictions affected 11 plots and 255 County residents in the area. Governor Kuti's administration is this morning through Department of Special Programmes assisting affected families to rebuild.