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Monday, December 6, 2021

Looming eviction in Isiolo to render over 20,000 families homeless

By The Frontier Post Reporter

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Thousands of Burat Ward residents in Isiolo County are facing an eviction from their ancestral land by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

The residents have faulted the solders for disregarding court order which barred the government from evicting them from the disputed land until the application made by six residents on their behalf was heard and determined.  

The locals say they received a 30-day eviction notice ordering them to leave the land in September last year, forcing them to move to court.

The High Court stopped the eviction pending the hearing of the case. Environment and Labour Relations Court also barred the government from carrying out any survey work or adjudication of the land in Isiolo North until the matter is determined.

However, speaking during a community meeting in Kakili, the residents are now accusing the military of allegedly disregarding the law as the soldiers were erecting the beacons at night.

The residents have expressed fears that their land could be grabbed under the county government’s watch and at the same time accusing the County Governor of failing to protect them in the ongoing dispute.

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