Fireworks as survey resumes at Waitiki Land in Mombasa.

Fireworks as survey resumes at Waitiki Land in Mombasa.

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The survey of controversial Waitiki land in Likoni Mombasa resumed a fresh this week following interventions from National Land Commission,NLC.

The exercise set to be completed within a period of ten days will be conducted by the Ministry of land and physical planning officers under strict supervision from the National land commission, Mombasa county government, local leaders and the village elders.

National Director of physical planning from the ministry of lands doctor Augustine Masinde will be heading the exercise.

Mr Masinde on Monday said they want to know fast the minimal acreage of the Waitiki farm before they progress to the next step.

He said over 50 officers from Nairobi including surveyors, physical planners, adjudication and settlement officers from administration were flown to the area to conduct the exercise.

“We want to know who are the inhabitants of Waitiki farm and how many are they, secondly we want to establish the status of development in that farm and thirdly the real names of the occupants in the farm so that the government handle the issue,” said mr Masinde.

The farm approximated to be over 940.5 acres has been invaded by residents who have built own houses forcing the owner Evanson Waitiki to seek court orders to eject the inhabitants.