150 Kalenjin elders who are members of Emo Investment Limited have welcomed the move by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) to start investigations into allegations of a plot by cartels to grab part of a 570-acre piece of land without their consent.
Led by Thomas Kemboi and Ambrose Kiprono speaking at Asis Hotel the elders said this will settle the matter once and for all.
“We have confidence in the investigations and we urge DCI George Kinoti to hasten the process to help us regain our land back in which cartels might use their influence to grab,” said Thomas Kemboi.
“We have suffered a lot and the DCI is our last option and hopes that justice will finally be served,” added Ambrose Kiprono.
They asked people interested in buying the land to do a proper consultation and wait for the DCI report before spending their money purchasing the land.
Sirgoit Farm is situated in Moiben constituency Uasin Gishu County and the elders are alleging mismanagement of shareholders’ funds and demanding the truth about their funds.
In April the elders demonstrated at the piece of land which they allege was purchased using members money but now decisions about it are being made by few individuals who benefit on it as if it’s personal property.
However, Charles Kandie who is one of the directors being accused by the elders has insisted that there are no plans to sell the 150-acre piece of land as claimed by the elders but the piece of land was set aside for business purposes.