Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Nivlek's badges.

Debate on proposed Land Bill

26 March 2012, 17:37 Kelvin Wanjohi

Get paid for your content. Send your stories / photos to feedback.kenya@news24.com. We will M-Pesa you 300 KES for every submission published.

Issues of historical land injustices played out today in the National Land Commission Bill sitting in Nyeri town today.

This was in a forum organized by the Lands and Natural Resources Parliamentary Select Committee to collect public views, opinions, memoranda’s and submissions for the land bill to be debated in Parliament soon.

National Lands Alliance representative, Stephen Wanjohi said land injustices dating back tothe colonial era have not yet been addressed with those who fought for independence being rendered landless after eviction from their land bycolonialists.

He said the living war heroes and those surviving the deceased are still squatters in their own country  they fought for and recommended that their concerns of resettlement and requisite compensation be put into consideration.

Wanjohi added that the post election victims who were evicted from their ancestral lands and concentrated in IDP camps need to be resettled in their native lands instead of settling them on alternative lands as this is negating the national cohesion in the spirit of the new constitution of according them access to their lands.

 He raised concern over the manner in which the lands registry has been issuing title deeds where same land owners have been rendered landless upon eviction by those holding the title deeds which he termed as debatable.

John Mwangi, a resident of Kieni West District accused local administrators of issuing squatters plots in the settlement schemes on which they have leasehold to outsiders and asked for the government protection against these unscrupulous heads.

He said these squatters such as those in Gataragwa, formerly South Laikipia Settlement Scheme possess the old colonial title deeds under Kenya colony and needs to be issued with the current leases or the new titles to comply with the current regime.

Geoffrey Weru, Vice Chair, Mt. Kenya Council of Elders Society speaking on behalf of Mau Mau fraternity said the fighters have remained forgotten for many years since the colonial government confiscated their lands in 1954.

While hailing the current Government for recognizing them for their effort, Weru said these issues needs to be addressed promptly to end their sufferings and also compensate families of those who lost their loved ones in the struggle.

Susan Wambui who is not married and who has been residing in her father’s 1.8 acre piece of land with her eight siblings asked that the bill considers their plight as they are not entitled to inherit land.

The forum was Chaired by North Imenti MP, Cyrus Muriuki and his Ol kalou counterpart, Erastus Muriithi.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Its a 1 horse race to State House...

Its a 1 horse race to State House, DP William Ruto has mocked the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Enjoy your time left in power, We...

CORD Co Principal Moses Wetangu'la has told the Jubilee Coalition to enjoy its last few months in power before it is voted out in the 2017 elections. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
Stop hiding in State House and sa...

ODM MP's have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to release drought aid and to stop sitting on public funds. Read more...