All members of the blood-soaked Kihiu Mwiri land buying company who have served in the board have been ordered to report to CID headquarters today.
Acting Lands Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i yesterday said the government will work with former directors to establish the cause of the “mysterious murders” of members and the people behind them.
The CS chaired a security meeting at the Gatanga deputy county commissioner’s office.
Matiang’i said the government is committed to stopping the bloodshed that has so far claimed 11 lives. Four people are missing.
He said a special homicide unit will assist in the investigation. It will work with a task force established to issue title deeds.
Matiang’i was with Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett and CID director Ndegwa Muhoro.
The CS said members have information on the murders, which will be used to identify the people behind the killings.
Security chiefs said police officers who have been lax in dealing with the company will be punished.
They said Wanyoike Kibe and Zacharia Chege, the two directors shot dead on Wednesday morning, had reported threats to their lives at Makuyu police station.
“The government will not be intimidated by the violence and will push on with the process of vetting the shareholders and ensuring the title deeds are issued on September 4,” Matiang’i said.
He said the task force appointed two months ago has received two lists of shareholders, with one having a membership of 5,700 and another 6,000.
The CS said the government has also dispatched 100 officers from the Lands ministry to assist in the verification of land parcels.
“The task force has completed data collection and I am sure the process will be complete before the September deadline,” he said.
Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wairia, Senator Kembi Gitura and women’s representative Sabina Chege urged authorities to solve the disputes to prevent more killings.