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102-year-old granny spends the night in the cold after private developer evicts her

19 June 2016, 17:15 Marc Mbugua

Nakuru - A 102-year-old granny living in Miti Moja area, Nakuru County was forced to spend the night in the cold after her house was demolished by a private developer following a land dispute.

Wangari Nyokabi, a mother of six and grandmother, was forcefully evicted from her 5-acre piece of land which she has been living in for the last 33 years and accused the alleged owner, Alice Chemg’etich of forging the title deed of the land.

According to her, she acquired the land in 1983 after being resettled by the government and later received the title deed.

Nyokabi, who decided to seek justice through the courts said that she has been frustrated both emotional and financially in attending the court summons which have been pending for nearly five years without conclusion.

On Friday, she claims a group of armed police officers came to her home with a court order for her eviction and threw away her personal belongings before demolishing the mud walled house and leaving her in the cold.

Irate and sympathetic neighbors together with the family members put up a polythene hovel where the granny spent the night.

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According to her daughter Marion Nyokabi, they were harassed by police officers who threatened to use excessive force on the granny to ensure the land is restored back to Alice Chemg’etich.

Marion added that the court's decision to evict her mother was compromised and accused the private developer of working hand in hand with the Nakuru land registrar’s office to obtain a fake title of the land.

This comes weeks after a senior official at the National Lands Commission in Nakuru was arrested and charged in court for soliciting bribes and double allocation of title deeds within the County.

Nakuru based activist Moses Mwangi, who provided iron sheets for the distraught granny, accused the Land commission within the County of bias and harassing the elderly to satisfy their own personal interests. 

More than 50 agitated women teamed up and protested against the matter and dared the police to try and evict the 102-year-old grandmother again.

“We cannot be internally displaced persons in our own country where there are laws ,” they said.

In one accord, they pleaded with the National Land Commission Chairman Mohamed Swazuri to take up the matter and help protect the rights of the elderly within the County. 
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