MCA leads demolition on Kitui ‘grabbed land’

By: MUSEMBI NZENGU

Kitui Township MCA Daniel Ngoima yesterday led residents in demolishing a foundation built on allegedly grabbed public land.

They used axes and sledgehammers to destroy the foundation wall at Kalundu market stock yard.

Ngoima said residents grew suspicious because the builders only work at night.

“They smelt a rat and alerted me. When I came to inspect I found this public utility land had been grabbed and buildings were coming up,” he said.

The MCA said he immediately mobilised wananchi to pull down the “illegal building”.

He said the person claiming ownership had fake papers, which he has “acquired fraudulently”.

Ngoima said when the documents were taken to the county Lands office for scrutiny, the owner ran away. The MCA said land grabbing in Kitui town is alarming.