MERU RESIDENTS TO SUE THEIR GOVERNMENT FOR CONFISCATING THEIR LAND.

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Meru County Governor Peter Munya who residents of Ntima West threatens to sue his government if it fails to compensate for their land taken over by the county government in lieu of expanding roads.
BY SAM ALFAN.

Meru residents have vowed to sue their government after the county acquired their land allegedly for road expansion.

Constituents of Ntima West, in North Imenti want to be compensated for their land taken over by the county government in lieu of expanding roads.

Led by Ann Nkirote a community leader, the over 200 residents said if the county government does not compensate them for the land taken from their original land they will reclaim it and file a suit for compensation.

Nkirote called upon the lands department under the county government to release updated maps which show that the county government indeed acquired the land sections adjacent the roads.

“If they fail we will repossess our land and sue the county government for losses we have incurred over the years we have not been using our land.

The residents who have also filed a petition to the county assembly seeking clarification and an updated report of the whereabouts of their compensation said they were not consulted before the decision was made.

“We are left wondering whether the county assembly in Meru had passed any law authorizing for the acquisition of the pieces of land. If it had been agreed, what happened to compensation?

They accused their leaders of being part of a plan to confiscate their lands which they say is a sole source of income for many years.

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