Malindi Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa has put land grabbers on notice.
Jumwa said tycoons behind land grabbing shall not have a place in her tenure as they were frustrating the local people using their wealth.
The legislator condemned the demolishing of four rental building at Ngalla estate in Malindi town and promised to protect the victims from the cartels who were out to grab their rightful owned land.
She wondered how police would be used to demolish property worth millions of shillings at night without giving any notice.
She spoke after touring victims who suffered a big blow after security personnel with hired graders demolished rental buildings in a disputed land allegedly belonging to the National Housing Corporation.
“Tycoons, Land grabbers will not be entertained under my watch, in my leadership I will stand with the people to the end, I will fight in court, and politically until justice prevails to the victims,’’ she said.
Jumwa flew from Nairobi to Mombasa and drover to Malindi after receiving news that there were demolitions that had been executed by police in her constituency Monday morning.
She told the property owners not to leave their premises and assured them that no one would grab their land.Reports indicate that the Police were executing orders from the court in the land which belongs to National housing corporation.
However, locals claim that a local tycoon from Malindi was behind the demolition and was using the government institution as a hideout.
The MP wondered why National Housing Corporation a government institution could evict people in such an inhuman manner without even giving notice.
She said one of the victims had a genuine title deed and bought the land from the corporation in 1993.“I will not allow people to be evicted in such a way, I have engaged my lawyer who will follow up the matter at my costs, I will not allow my people to be intimidated,’’ she said.
"The legislator also said she would personally go the National Housing Corporation in Nairobi to establish the truth about the court orders.“If there is any land grabber who wants to take over the land is dreaming,’’ said the MP.
Property owners could not hide tears as they narrated the ordeal and the losses incurred.
Penina George Ndapatani a widow who owned one of the rental building and the nursery school said she invested all her retirement benefits to the projects and wondered how she would bring up her family after the loss.
Jumwa later visited other coconut palm wine sellers in Maweni area within the town who had also suffered losses after their structures were demolished and gave them Sh100,000 to reconstruct them and go on with their business