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Nakuru County nullifies illegal land deals

Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua

Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua

The Nakuru County government has nullified all land allocations done by its four defunct local authorities after the March 4 General Election.

Governor Kinuthia Mbugua Saturday set in motion a strategy to recover the plots after it emerged that prime properties worth millions of shillings were unlawfully dished out to influential people even after the government had frozen all allotments of public land.

In a statement issued at the weekend, the county government also urged the beneficiaries to cease any development on the plots until the matter is addressed or risk incurring losses when their properties are seized and the allotment letters nullified.

The move is one of the boldest steps by Mr Mbugua to protect public utilities that were sold before the county government was established after the March 4 elections.

“Any institution or individual with a letter of allotment issued after March 30, 2013 is required to submit copies for verification within 30 days from the date of this notice,” said county secretary, Mr Joseph Motari.

The Governor has in the recent past decried massive looting of public properties by former council leaders and pledged to recover them.

“My government will ensure that no one converts any land or public asset meant for common good, into personal use,” said Mr Mbugua.

He also expressed his commitment to steer  initiatives that would boost the county’s economic development.

He said he was optimistic that Nakuru had the potential of becoming an economic giant through creation of more investment opportunities.

-Nation

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