By; Mgandi Ngala
A decades Junda land tussle in Kisauni within Mombasa County has finally come to an end after interventions from the area Member of parliament Ali Mbogo together with Deputy President William Ruto to quell the situation.
Mbogo who visited the 665 squatters to be evicted assured them that land issue within his constituency was his top agenda and that every local will own a piece of land.
Mbogo said that together with the DP they have donated 1 million shillings to be used for survey of the 39 acre parcel of land so as to dispel the current fear of eviction.
Mbogo said that larger part of the Constituency was rural that has faced a lot of land crisis for decades and his effort was to solve the land conflicts.
He revealed that the process was already underway and urged locals to be more patient since no investor will evict them.
The legislature who is also in the Parliamentary select committee on lands said that locals in his own backyard will no longer live as squatters as every possible avenue will be employed to solve the land crisis.
“Let us not blame the past leadership but focus on the current and the future of our children, if we work together we will achieve a better Kisauni habitable for all,” he assured the residents.
He said that Junda was not only the land in question but Majaoni too where residents have been fighting for their parcels of land for years.
In a week’s time, we are headed to Majaoni to discuss various ways of solving that particular land tussle as well, we are here to serve our people and nothing else,” he insisted.
On his part, a clergy Man from the land in question Emmanuel Karisa lauded Mbogo’s efforts to save locals from being evicted from the only land they have lived for years and called home.