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Residents of a settlement scheme oppose registration

Residents in Makima and Mwea wards living in the controversial Mwea settlement scheme have opposed the ongoing registration being done by Andrew Ireri, Chairman Nyagidiri Council of elders.

Speaking in a meeting at Gikuru market in Makima at the weekend, the residents accused Ireri of soliciting Sh100 from residents and taking their identity card numbers claiming he would fight for them to acquire the land.

Led by Makima ward MCA Philip Nzangi, they said Ireri has no authority to do registration for Mwea Settlement Scheme matter as it was now in the hands of the government after chaos broke out during the subdivision in 2018.

“Nyagidiriri chair has no authority to register the residents of Makima and Mwea without authority from the government and the area leaders,” noted Nzangi.

He advised the residents not to give out money and if this continues to report to the police station for the necessary steps to be taken.

His sentiments were echoed by Sila Mwaniki who is the deputy chair Mwea Council of Elders saying Makima and Mwea settlement scheme should not be tampered adding that the subdivision of the land should be done afresh.

Mwaniki called for the residents to ignore those fuelling animosity among communities living in the scheme land for their selfish gains.

By Kimani Tirus

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