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Government accused of interfering with squatters in Mombasa

20 October 2014, 19:12 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - County governor Nelson Marwa has cautioned the government officials of interfering with the settlement of squatters and encroaching of public land in the area.

Marwa called upon the government officials to work closely with the county government toward ensuring that major challenges affecting the county are resolved

Speaking during the Mashujaa day celebration at the county stadium Marwa sad they have reports of extortionists in Likoni area who are encroaching on public and collecting fund from individuals in the area.

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“We have received reports of youth liaising with village elders to extort money from likoni residents and at the moment we are narrowing down on them” said Marwa

Marwa revealed that the national government through the land commission and Mombasa County are working closely towards ensuring that the land issues are resolved in Mombasa County.

He urged those living in Likoni areas to be more patient as the process is being finalized before the actual work commences.

The county commissioner also said asked for the cooperation between the county government and the security forces in fighting drug menace in the region.

He said productive youths were affected with drug in Mombasa which has contributed to high levels of crime in Mombasa.

“The biggest challenge at the moment is drugs productive youth have been drug back by the use of drug I call upon you political leaders to help fight drug in this county” said Marwa

Marwa sentiments were echoed by the county governor Ali Hassan Joho who called for the formation of special task involving the police to fight the drug in the county.

“We all want to see these drugs cleared out streets to have youth who are productive” said Joho

Joho said the county government is ready to work with the national and asked the police to arrested all those involved with drug trafficking.

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