60 families that initially resided in Mukumu area and were asked by the government to move to an alternative place to create room for the establishment of Mukumu Girls High School and St. Elizabeth Hospital 30 years ago are now living in fear of being evicted.
The families that were relocated at lsecheno village in the outskirts of Kakamega, forest are concerned that 30 years down the line the government has not issued them with any title deeds.
They are afraid of the exercise to be carried out by the government, which involves fencing the forest as it may force them to move out and lose the parcel of land issued to them by then the late president Daniel Arap Moi.
Led by Isukha South MCA Farouk Machanje, the residents are calling upon the government to issue them with land title deeds to ensure their safe stay.
According to Patrick Anguba one of the residents, they gave approximately 10 acres of land for the expansion of the two institutions and they now demand for their rights from the government.
They have threatened to hold major demonstrations in the area if the government will not heed to their call.