National Lands Commission has in collaboration with local leaders in Malindi begunsurveying afresh the controversial Takaye-Msoloni settlement scheme that was reportedly ‘erroneously’ done over 20 years ago.
Residents of the scheme through area Member of Parliament Aisha Jumwa and Ganda Ward MCA Abdulrahman Omar Mohamed had lodged complaints about the ‘irregular’ process that was marred with allegations of illegal allocations and demanded the exercise be done afresh.
NLC Kilifi County CoordinatorUmi Kugula together with the MCA had earlier in the month held a meeting at Kivulini Baptist Church with the residents to listen to their grievances and announced that the process would begin afresh to rectify the anomalies locals complain about.
The NLC coordinator said the process would be fair and transparent as it would also involve members of the land commission. The area MCA also said local residents would be present during the survey to avoid any suspicions and doubts.
Omar also put the tycoons who were corruptly allocated land on notice, saying land will be given to deserving residents only.
“We want to resolve the problem of double registration, overlapping and ensure everybody gets his fair share of the property and all affected people should be present to witness the process,’’ he said.
Benjamin Mwambo Kai, the then chair of the settlement scheme said the surveyors did the work without involving locals.