The land that has been under dispute between two groups Mbirikani and East Africa Portland cement has brought County eminent persons together with the community to look for a permanent solution, following a meeting held last Saturday where two people were shot dead.
Kajiado Governor H.E David Nkedianye accompanied by his Deputy Governor Paul Ntiati, CECM for Lands Ali Letura, Engineer Nkadayo and other government officials accused the scenario as lack of respect to the elected leaders, incompetence and carelessness. Speaking to a multitude of people from Mbirikani group ranch, Governor said members of Mbirika group ranch declared very categorically that there not giving any land to anyone there not leasing land to either Bamburi or anybody else. So we advise those people to go elsewhere as all the members of the group ranch have resolved that they are not going to lease any land to them. County boss condemning DCC and whoever gave the command must be held accountable for the two deaths. “I want to say very clearly that the DCC and whoever else who gave the command must be held accountable for the two lives lost.” Nkedianye said. concerning water issues and wildlife, Nkedianye said those are other big issues that have not been properly dealt with. Adding that human wildlife conflicts have escalate over the years and we need to give it proper address because it is not sustainable the way it is right now.
Deputy Governor Paul Ntiati said wananchi have a right to demand their rights and do demonstration and nobody should stop them. Supported by chief Nkadayo saying that they have no apology to make concerning the demonstration that happened. Urging the Governor to support his people from every oppression. Nkadayo urged leaders to avoid politics when it comes to human lives. He added, it doesn’t matter whether we are talking about parties this is not a matter of parties, this is a matter of lives and saving life. People have a right to demonstrate
Mbirikani residents called for help from the county government and all stakeholders to help fight against land grabbers. Lauded the effort from the Governor saying he has played a big role to solved the mbirikani land case“We can’t sell our land, it is our inheritance” Mbirikani members said”.