DP Ruto Warned as Over 2000 People Spend Night in the Cold

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala,ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna, Saboti MP Caleb Hamisi and Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi during a press briefing on October 10,2019 [Photo, The Star]
Western political leaders have warned Deputy President from setting foot in there are after over 500 families from Chepturo village in Nandi County were evicted from a 50-acre piece of land on Wednesday morning.

The piece of land inhabited by mostly members of Luyha origin has been disputed for a very long time.

In a media address on Thursday, six MPs termed the evictions inhuman and warned the Deputy President William Ruto not to set foot in Western.

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala said: “I don’t want to mince my words on this: I want to tell the Deputy President he should not visit our area if our people are being evicted in Nandi”.

One of the evictees seen holding an exhumed body part [Photo, Courtesy]
Other leaders present at the press conference were Caleb Amisi (Saboti), Florence Mutua (Busia Woman Representative) Geoffery Osotsi (Nominated) George Aladwa (Makadara) and ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna.

The victims told the media that they woke up to shocking scenes after armed security officers descended on their homes with excavators in tow.

Chesumei OCPD Omukolongolo Busita said police were acting on court orders which ordered the eviction of the families since they had no valid title deeds.

The evictees said they have nowhere to go since they inherited the land from their parents.

The evictions have drawn sharp reactions from Western legislators who lamented over the manner the evictions were carried out.

On his Facebook page, ODM Director of Communications said: “Forceful evictions in Chesumei in Nandi County. For decades, members of the Luhya community have known this area as their home, they have co-existed peacefully with their brothers from the Nandi community for over the years. But now, they have nowhere to call home. Their houses have been flattened including that of their MCA”

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