Nandi County government sets up programme to deal with land injustices

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Governor Stephen Sang with elders during the launch of Land Rights and Land Justice Programme at Nandi Hills Bear Club
Governor Stephen Sang with elders during the launch of Land Rights and Land Justice Programme at Nandi Hills Bear Club

The County government of Nandi through the leadership of Governor Stephen Sang has launched the Land Rights and Land Justice programme which will help in tackling the historical land injustices in this County.

Addressing the public at Bears Club grounds in Nandi Hills constituency during the launch of the programme, Nandi governor Stephen Sang confirmed to the public that he had pledged to look into the long-standing issues of land and historical injustices that continue to affect the people and hinder the quest for prosperity and harmonious coexistence, adding that he is fulfilling a pledge he made.

Sang cited that his administration has initiated the formal registration of disputes that relate to past abuses of land rights affecting individuals, public institutions and the communities living in the County.

He said the white settlers who lived in Nandi between 1900 to 1996 took advantage and grabbed land that was meant for the community and they even executed some residents from the Nandi community.

The Governor elaborated that because of illiteracy, they frustrated the community and secured land that was supposed to belong to them. He said this issue has been persistent throughout all the governments in Kenya, and he added that those affected will be compensated.

He revealed that the team of experts will appeal to the British government to compensate the people through the government and that is why the County government of Nandi has come up with the initiative of seeking justice through collective agreement and proposals from the entire community through their respective locations.