Kapseret Member of Parliament (MP) Oscar Sudi has demanded the family of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Retired President Daniel Moi to intervene in the ongoing Maasai Mau stalemate by giving part of their huge trucks of land to evictees.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Friday in Eldoret, the MP said the Mau settlers deserve compensation and only the two families can manage to solve the crisis.
“…because Uhuru Kenyatta and Moi’s families are the pioneer leaders and they have the ability to solve this Mau problem let them give their land we finish this problem once and for all. no one should be a squatter in their country the land belongs to Kenyans,” said Sudi.
The MP also accused the Cabinet Secretary (CS) of Environment Keriako Tobiko of orchestrating the eviction without the blessings of the government.
“I want Tobiko to come out and declare when the cabinet approved the eviction, who and who sat in that meeting that decided to get the settlers out of their land…Let him come out and say who approved that,” he added.
The recent remarks by the lawmaker come at the backdrop of the scathing attacks directed to CS Tobiko with the latest coming from Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen.
The Majority Leader had earlier said the eviction of people from Mau would not proceed unless President Uhuru breaks his silence on the matter.
He accused CS Tobiko of insubordination by carrying out an exercise which no cabinet sitting had approved.
However, the government, on Tuesday, stopped the eviction exercise to allow the school going children to proceed with their education smoothly.
The second phase of eviction began on Monday with the government keen on forcing over 60,000 people out of the forestland to recover 17,000 hectares of land.
The first phase saw over 10,000 families evicted.