Kuresoi south sub-county commissioner Emma Kibaara addressing squatters living in Tachasis and Mosop settlement schemes in Bararget, Kuresoi South. [Photo: Pristone Mambili]
More than 318 squatters living in Tachasis and Mosop settlement schemes in Bararget, Kuresoi south sub-county have appealed to the government to expeditiously provide them with land documentation.
This, they said, will protect them from land grabbers.
Speaking in a meeting at Taachasis attended by Kuresoi south sub-county commissioner Emma Kibaara, all security teams and administrators from the entire sub-county, Taachasis/Mosop community chairman Erastus Ngetich said that since residing in the area more than 10 years ago, disputes have been cropping up over the bonafide beneficiaries of the scheme.
Ngetich accused former nominated MP Wilson Leitich of arm-twisting them and attempting to introduce another set of beneficiaries
Leitich, however, told the meeting that those masquerading as beneficiaries and have settled in the land are not the genuine.
"We want people to live in harmony and as such the Leitich's group and Erastus group should bring the genuine list so that we can help the two groups settle the issue harmoniously and without causing bloodshed," Kibaara said.
Ngetich said the initial beneficiaries were to be 318 each receiving 3 acres but the other splinter group has inflated the figure to 700.