Swazuri Revokes 117 Titles to Lamu Land


Swazuri Revokes 117 Titles to Lamu Land

Speaking at Mkunguni Square in Lamu County, Swazuri warned land grabbers from grabbing the water catchment areas, saying it is against the law.

Swazuri further added that it is the responsibility of the government to protect public land and no individual can posses it.

He urged all those who had already put up residential houses on the water catchment areas to leave voluntarily or be forced out, adding that the commission had already written to the registrar of lands to that effect.

Also present was Lamu Governor Issa Timamy who called on the NLC to intervene and repossess other parcels which he said had also been grabbed.

ONLY SOURCE OF FRESH WATER

 “Grabbing Shella dunes had scared us but we are happy that the NLC has stepped in. We want the same help stretched to the other water catchment zones that have also been grabbed.” Timamy said  

The governor also warned that the county government will not allow any construction within the water catchment areas and that it will be fenced and protected because Shella is the only source of fresh water and is facing a threat from few individuals who want destroy the natural resource.

The county boss also said that they will partner with relevant authorities to flash out land grabbers from the area, warning that the law was clear on safeguarding essential resources

The two were speaking during the launch of an initiative on water resources partnership in the protection of coast sand dunes for water conservation where stake holders came together to harmonize their efforts in protecting the water catchment areas.

 

By Wangui Ngechu

 

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