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Kenyatta family hands out 2,000 acres to squatters

21 January 2016, 14:09

Nairobi - The Kenyatta family has given out 2,000 acres of land to squatters in Taita Taveta.

In a report on The Star, the larger family of President Uhuru Kenyatta has decided to hive off 2,000 of their 30,000  acre farm to try solve the chronic land issue in the Coastal region.

The squatters will be issued with title deeds in a few months, spokesman Manoah Esipisu told a press conference at State House, Mombasa, on Thursday.

He said that the donation was purely a personal effort from the family and that it would be divided to the most pressing cases.

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According to the Daily Nation, the move by the President's family was a move to show leadership by example in trying to solve an issue that has been there since independence in the Coast.

" The Title Deeds will be issued in the coming months. We ask that there be patience exercised as those that are most in need are identified," he is quoted as saying.

The President had previously promised to hand out the piece of land, after he was attacked during the campaign period for the 2013 polls of having too much idle land.

During his ongoing Coastal tour, the President has also issues title deeds to squatters in Kilifi and Kwale as well as Likoni in Mombasa.

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