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Raymond Moi defends family

10 June 2013, 18:11 Steve Wambugu

Rongai Member of Parliament Raymond Moi has rubbished circulating claims that the Moi sons are plotting to grab land from squatters at Rongai constituency.

The lawmaker said he was not interested in buying of any land and that his main interest is to see all squatters in Rongai constituency resettled.    

“Some people are going round saying that the Moi sons are plotting to grab land; that is not true because my only wish is to see all the squatters have been settled,” he said.

Speaking on Monday morning during a meeting at Lomolo area in Rongai constituency, the lawmaker said that there were 8 000 squatters at Lomolo area in Mogotio who are yet to be resettled by the government.

Raymond observed that over the years, the government has continued to neglect squatters of Lomolo area in Rongai saying it was high time they were resettled.

“These 8 000 squatters have been here for a very long time but the government seems to be turning a blind eye to their problems,” he observed.

He further challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta to fulfill some of the pledges he made to the squatters during the campaign period of resettling them once elected as the president.

The retired President's son said that the residents were willing to sell their livestock in order to acquire the land but the government must be ready to help them acquire the land.

Raymond said that the local leaders had identified a piece of land at Ari Horn farm in Mogotio but they will not allow people from outside to buy it before they are settled.

“Local leaders have identified a land here but the government must resettle them first before selling the land to other people,”  he said.

Raymond said he will be holding a meeting with the out going Provincial Commissioner (PC) to discuss ways of resettling the 8 000 squatters.  

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