Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has issued a stern warning to land grabbers saying he would not sit back and watch as the vice takes root in the county.
Senator Mike Sonko stated, in his post on Facebook, that he would undertake to protect land and property owners in Nairobi regardless of their age, race ethnicity, political affiliation or religious, in line with the oath he took when he assumed office.
“Land grabbers and cartels are therefore on notice that their days are numbered and will have no room in Kenya to illegally continue grabbing land and demolishing properties belonging to innocent hardworking Nairobians,” Mike Sonko noted.
He also appealed to land and property owners to be vigilant and report cases of land grabbing to his office, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Ministry of Lands.
“We guarantee your safety and protecting. If you are a victim send details to 0722886600/0735100100 or email [email protected] com,” stated Mike Sonko.
Senator Mike Sonko has been on the forefront in the war against land grabbing, speaking against cases of land grabbing in Westlands, Langata, and Mombasa Road among other areas.
Sonko’s latest statement comes just days after Nairobi businessman Francis Njeru was arraigned in court for allegedly demolition a house worth Ksh55 mullion in Westlands, Nairobi belonging to an elderly couple.
Njeru was however released on Ksh300,000 cash bail and asked to appear before the National Land Commission (NLC) to shed light on the ownership of the property, after Nazmudin Kurji and his family claimed they had lived on the quarter acre piece of land since 1972.
The lease of the land had however expired in 2009.
It is alleged that Franc Logistics, obtained a title deed and survey plan for the piece of land and proceeded to claim ownership.
The property is one of the many that have been reportedly targeted by suspected land grabbers who capitalize on the expiry of leases.
There have been reports that a cartel has crafted a scheme where they would get land, valued at millions of shilling for as little of Ksh100,000 and proceed to disposes the owners.