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 </The Scribe>'s badges.

Munya: Implement Land Bill and save the country

22 August 2012, 10:57 Tony Karomo

East African Community Assistant Minister Peter Munya has called on urgent implementation of the Community Land Bill to solve perennial land tussles facing various residents in the country.

The Tigania East legislator lamented that the only way of solving the thorny land disputes in the country is by passing the crucial bill.

The assistant minister was speaking in Mikinduri, Tigania East where residents recently closed down the lands office alleging corruption malpractices.

Munya said moves for the fast tracking and identification of personal land to protect public land should be put in place especially in the devolved government.

“The crucial bill would help solve emotive land disputes at the grass root levels if put in place,” he said.

“We need a system where land disputes are resolved at the community level. There is a need for proper mechanisms for recognition, registration and dealings of the community land,” added Munya.

Last month, residents of Mikinduri location in Tigania East held demonstrations to protest what they termed as high level of corruption by land officers.

Munya alleged that the area land adjudication process had been marred with corruption and called for a probe committee to urgently come in and address the residents’ woes.

Munya claimed some of the residents in his constituency had been forced to sell part of their land to raise money in the funding of cases involving their land pending in court.

The cabinet minister claimed that close to 200 of 400 acres of land set aside by the community for public use could not be accounted for after officers at the district lands ministry sold it to individuals.

The legislator noted that people of Tigania have been robbed of their land by goons who have colluded with land officers.

He also called on the Lands minister James Orengo to intervene and address the problems facing residents in his constituency.

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
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Mudavadi given permission to join...

Musalia Mudavadi has been ghranted permission by his party to join the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

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...