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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Voiceless woman cries for justice in Kakamega

A 66-year-old woman from Sinoko location in Likuyani district, Kakamega county, is crying for justice to be done and for protection of her life that she says it is in danger.
Talking to the press, Bedna Andeyo Endambo a retired teacher said her husband Aggrey Endambo who was also a teachers sold part of their land worth Sh660,000 without the consent of the entire family on August 24 2011 in what she said the husband claimed he wanted to pay the debt that the family did not understand.
Endambo said later the family agreed to refund the money to those who had bought the land so that they can buy the land somewhere else but they have refused and her life has been threatened forcing her to spent the night in the banana farms which has been burned down causing the loss of thousands of shillings that she could get from the banana if sold.
Endambo a mother of four said her husband has been hospitalised due to pressure that developed from the land situation even after the buyer refused to obey the court order to stop them from building while the case goes on and instead they have gone ahead to put structures on the farm. She said her banana farm was burnt down on Sunday when she had gone for the church.
She is now seeking protection after she was threatened by those who bought the land and is asking Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya to intervene and ensure her life is safe.
She said the government surveyor was not involved in the process but only villager elders who exaggerated the measurement without her knowledge when the land was being sold. “I have decided to refund this person the money for  two acres but he has refused. Where will I take my children?’’ she cried.