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Sunday, 16 November 2014

SDA CHURCH APPEALS TO NGILU, SWAZURI OVER GRABBED LAND


Members of the Nyamasocho Seventh Day Adventists Church in Nyamira whose quarter  acre of land was grabbed by a retired senior CID officer have now sent an urgent appeal to Lands cabinet secretary Charity Ngilu to intervene and revoke the purported forged documents of ownership. They also want National Land Commission boss Muhammed Swazuri to investigate the controversy.
Speaking to this writer on condition that they are not named after holding a church service in a nearby open ground, the SDA members accused a Mr Nyamoko of intimidating local church leaders, the chief and provincial administration as he continues to “bully his way into acquiring the land fraudulently”.
The members described the retired policeman as “a serial land grabber with several cases in court” and are demanding that Ngilu dispatches her officers on the ground to conclude this matter once and for all since the same person has been behind grabbing of access roads and ancestral pieces of land.” The SDA members vowed to fight to the bitter end for their property which was legally acquired lamenting the policeman had sent goons several times to demolish the church and houses of people whose land he had taken unlawfully.