The government will not issue title deeds to any portion of land measuring 5,000 acres in the Kerio Valley which is at the centre of a dispute between the Kapkomool and Kamoi clans.
An assistant county commissioner in Elgeyo Marakwet Sylvester Munyasia assured members of the Kapkimool clan that the government will consult all parties involved before issuing the important document.
Munyasia who was speaking when he received a petition from clan members who held a demonstration to the county headquarters said the government will do all it can to resolve the dispute.
Clan members led by their chairman Daniel Lonchoni called on the department of lands to stop the ongoing adjudication process on the land until the dispute is resolved.
Another clan elder John Chebii said the dispute heightened after Tullow oil started oil exploration tests in the area.
Chebii added the clan migrated to Uasin Gishu in the 1950’s after which the Kamol clan took over their land. We have been fighting to have our land back since 1985 but are yet to succeed, he said.
Source: Kenya News Agency