Five arrested as land ownership row deepens in Nakuru
- Armed regular and administration police officers in Nakuru North sub county have arrested five people including Nakuru County Peace and Accord coordinator Andrew Yatich.
- The five are accused of allegations that they encroached into a private land belonging to Francis Kimani under pretext that it belonged to Endao land buying company.
- Earlier, the over 100 members of Endao land buying company had engaged in runing battles with the police as they demonstrated across the 561 acre farm demanding to stay put to ensure no ploughing continues on the piece of land.
Police officers in Nakuru North sub county have arrested five people including the area County Peace and Accord coordinator Andrew Yatich.
The five are accused encroaching on private land belonging to one Francis Kimani under the pretext that it belonged to Endao Company.
Nakuru North Sub-County Deputy County Commissioner Mutua Kisilu said the court battle for the land has taken 18 years and continues despite a ruling made on September 17, 2017 in favour of Kimani.
“Endao land buying company which had claimed ownership never appealed against the ruling and the land was given to Francis Kimani,” he said.
Earlier, the over 100 members of Endao Company engaged in running battles with the police as they demonstrated across the 561 acre farm.
They had vowed to stay put and ensure no ploughing continues on the controversial piece of land.
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