500 Squatters at the controversial Hussein Dairy Farm at Nguu Tatu in Kisauni, Mombasa County demonstrated protesting harassment by a tycoon.
They accused the tycoon of colluding with local police administration to evict them from the disputed land where they are living.
The squatters under the banner ‘Nguu tatu Community Based Organisatoin’ through their Secretary Cornelius Deche claimed that unscrupulous private developer was sold 12 hectare piece of land without their consent by their former Chairman Martin Chiponda.
Addressing journalists at the disputed land Mr. Deche alleged that the private developer has been using police to instill fear to them through unwarranted arrests.
Deche is now wondering how their Chairman could go behind their back and sell the land they occupy to a private developer without their consent and yet there is a pending case in court over the land ownership.
Deche says there is dispute between the squatters and Bandari SACCO over ownership of the 300 acres land they are occupying.
According to Deche on February 2018, Mombasa High court Judge Lady Justice Anne Omollo issued a stay order of the squatters and ordered police to ensure no more structure are built pending the determination of the case.
The hearing of the case is supposed to commence on January, 27.
“This is in violation of the court order and yet the new claimant has police protection when constructing the illegal wall,”said Deche.
The squatters are now calling Interior CS Fred Matiang’i who is in the region to intervene.
Nyadzua Ngala, lamented about the police brutality meted on youth and men by police and illegal arrests.
She urged the government intervention on their behalf through the Ministry of land and physical planning.