Tension escalate as homes in Ng'ati co-operative torched
01 March 2016, 16:04
Naivasha – Arsonists torched the home of the chairman for
the Ng’ati Farmers Co-operative Society as tension rise over leadership
dispute, reports The Star.
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According to Patrick Karanja whose home was set ablaze
blames the crime on politicians in the area saying they caused more tension.
Katanja explained that two days ago politicians had been paid a
visit from 10 Members of Parliament in order to find a sustainable resolve with
regards to the leadership dispute.
On Monday tensions sky rocketed when more than 1,000
demonstrators killed livestock and destroyed farm produce belonging to the
bosses of Ng’ati Farmers’ Cooperative Society.
As a result 25 people were arrested.
They were calling for the sacking of the Co-op directors.
All school activity has been made impossible despite
government calling for parents to take their children back to school.
Residents got hold of tractors which they used to subdivide
land before being run out by police, where they then went to the local schools and chased the
children off the premises.
According to one of the aggrieved residents, Samuel Ng’ang’a they bought
the 2 504 acres land from a white farmer but that 1 004 acres had
"We have legal papers proving ownership of this land
and we are concerned about plans to grab it by some tycoons," he said.
Ng’ang’a appealed to the government to send surveyors to
reinstate the original beacons.
Meanwhile in a separate report from The Star Bahati MO
Kimani Ngujiri called for President Uhuru Kenyatta to find a resolve over the
He also called for the prosecution of those allegedly
involved in fraudulent land deals.
“Senior people in administration and the county government
of Nakuru are beneficiaries of land in Ng’ati. It would be wrong to let them
walk scot-free without taking action against them,” Ngunjiri said.
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