Monday, 19 November 2012

120000 families to evicted in Likoni,Mombasa

Likoni Mombasa Eviction

I have just come acroos this news item about a farm owner who has won the rights to have people who have settled on his land to be evicted.
This is indeed a very sad day.I just hope the local admnistration comes up with a solution to resettle all this people.The timing seems very odd just near elections time.
Evicting this people could mean a long battle.
I just dont understand where was this man when people were settling on his land?
I think the goverment should investigate how this happened and how he owns this land
I really do feel sorry for indigeneous coastal people who come from this area and dont even own a piece of land.

read the rest of the story   source standardmedia

Family rekindles
11-year-old order
The eviction order served on the Commissioner of Police Mr Mathew Iteere
Eviction must be?effected?without fail from LR Mombasa/Mainland South/Block 1/363, LR Mombasa/Mainland South/block 1/1031, LR Mombasa/Mainland South/Block V/109 and LR Mombasa Mainland South/Block V/110
When family began enforcing the 11-year-old order, police chief Adoli?asked the court to get other ways of settle the dispute

MOMBASA, KENYA: A family has obtained a court order requiring the police to evict up to 120,000 squatters and their properties from land in Likoni, Mombasa County.
But police are not keen to enforce the order, saying it would raise tensions in a region where the issue of squatters evokes powerful emotions.
They say it could easily lead to violence as the land houses churches, schools, mosques and several prime businesses, including petrol stations.
It also has police stations. If enforced, the order could wipe out close to 50 per cent of the properties in the expansive Likoni area.
The land is said to be under Waitiki Farm and is a massive 930 acres (376 hectares), stretching 100 metres from the Likoni ferry landing and encompassing the left side of the main Likoni-Kwale road.
Southwards, it covers swathes of Timbwani and Shika Adabu wards in Likoni Constituency.
To demonstrate the scale of work and dangers involved in the event the order is enforced, Coast Provincial Police Officer (PPO) Mr Aggrey Adoli has sworn an affidavit declaring, “security personnel within coastal region will not be enough to handle the eviction and demolition.”
According to the affidavit sworn on August 15 Adoli predicts “disturbances thereafter” warning that religious and tribal violence as well as separatism will surely follow any enforcement of the pending orders.

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