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Matiang’i moves in to end wrangles in Kihiu Mwiri land

18 August 2015, 12:08 Joseph Njung'eh

Murang'a - The conflicts and killings which have been rocking a Murang’a based land buying company are expected to end after the government moved in to ensure shareholders get their title deeds.

The acting lands cabinet secretary, Dr. Fred Matiangi said the government has done investigations and collected needed information which will help in issuing members of Kihui Mwiri Company with title deeds.

Speaking at the farm located in Murang’a south, Matiangi said the government will issue the title deeds free of charge giving the members a sigh of relief since the company management has been demanding KES 25 000 from each member for processing ownership documents.

The Cabinet secretary unveiled a committee which will be led by Joseph Kanyiri, who was appointed by the government to oversee peaceful processing of the title deeds.

Kihui Mwiri land buying company possesses 1 269 acres of land and was formed in late 1950’s with 3 500 original shareholders. Recently, the firm has been rocked by killings of its directors.

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Matiang'i said a team of 100 surveyors will camp at the farm from August 19 to collect information from shareholders to help in processing the land ownership documents.

“I want to assure you that from Wednesday this week the team of surveyors will be on ground and we expect you to give them necessary support to hasten the gathering of remaining information about ownership and the right shareholders of this farm,” Matiang'i said.

He added that the exercise will run continuous, saying they have satellite images of the farm and what is needed is personal information of the shareholders.

This year alone, four directors of the company have been killed and others gone missing, with the residents calling the government to help solve the conflicts.

Matiang’i said investigations are underway to nab those behind the killings adding no one is above the law.

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