Ruiru land saga CS Alice Wahome Raises Alarm On Plan To Grab 2,500-Acre
Ruiru land saga. The saga surrounding a 2,500-acre land in Ruiru, Kiambu County has taken a new twist after Lands Cabinet Secretary Alice Wahome revealed that some people had made forgeries of documents in an attempt to grab a prime piece of land.
Speaking on the matter for the first time following an uproar by residents of Gikumari village and local leaders, the CS declared that the land commonly known as Ruiru East Block 4 belonged to the occupants and dismissed as untrue claims that the government was out to evict the dwellers in a bid to build a housing project.
Wahome, who is also a seasoned lawyer, asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate the matter and prosecute those behind the plot.
“I am telling those who were behind the move to grab the 2,550-acre parcel of land to forget about it for the land belongs to the title deed holders. I saw a woman who was featured on news channels crying that they were told their titles are fake. Your ownership documents are genuine,” she told journalists.
“I want to believe our officers here were falling prey to some fraudsters. I ask the DCI Ruiru to swing into action and bring to book those involved. The security officers should also be withdrawn with immediate effect,” she added.
Ruiru Member of Parliament Simon King’ara who accompanied the CS commended her for responding to the cries of the Gikumari residents who had spent sleepless nights over the Christmas and New Year festivities fearing eviction.
“I cannot allow people from nowhere to come and disturb the peace that we have been enjoying in Ruiru, we will move to any office to protect our land. I also have a piece of land in that area,” he told Citizen Digital.
The land located in Gikumari area in Ruiru sub county straddles the Eastern Bypass and Juja Farm where locals say they have settled for over 40 years after acquiring it from a colonial settlement.
Credits Moses Ngige