Arrest Lamu land grabbers, Duale tells police
National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale Saturday told police to investigate and arrest all those in implicated in grabbing public land in Lamu County.
Mr Duale at the same time said President Uhuru Kenyatta acted within the Constitution when he directed the revocation of title deeds for the alleged grabbed land because it gives him power to protect the interests of Kenyans.
Speaking at Umul Salama Girls Secondary in Garissa while presiding over the disbursement of school fees, the Garissa Town MP said he fully supported the move taken by President Kenyatta adding that a few selfish individuals have taken public land at the expense of squatters.
“For those who are saying that the president Uhuru acted outside the Constitution we are telling them, read it well,” he added.
Mr Duale said the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and the police should investigate those whose titles for their parcels of land have been revoked by President Kenyatta adding that 70 per cent of Lamu County had been grabbed.
TAKE THEM TO COURT
“All those implicated whether ministers, government officials or politicians must be brought to justice. What we want to see are people appearing in court,” he said.
On Thursday, President Uhuru directed the revocation of title deeds belonging to 22 companies in Lamu County.
Mr Duale said the Lamu Port Southern Sudan- Ethiopia Transport (Lapsset) project cannot not be successful if the land it was supposed to occupy was grabbed by a few individuals.
On the County Government (Amendment) Act 2014 which requires MPs and women representatives to sit on county development boards, Mr Duale said he fully supported the amendment and asked the governors to come on board.
“Why do you resist a development committee chaired by the senator unless you want to hide something? Why are you scared if you have nothing to hide? he asked.