Mau land issues to dominate Nakuru BBI rally

Famiies after being evicted from the Mau forest PHOTO COURTESY

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in Nakuru will be addressing questions of Mau land, in terms of resettlement and compensation of landowners that were forcibly evicted from their ancestral land.

According to Kipsigis community leaders, led by Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony and Bomet Governor Hillary Borchok, the issue is important to be addressed in the BBI task force in order to avoid confrontations in the future.

“As you will recall there are pertinent issues that are unique to our region, that we feel must be addressed as constitutional questions,” said Chepkwony.

The governor argued that the role of the Kenyan government is to deal with the question of the land that was forcibly taken from the Kipsgis and Talai communities by large multinational corporations and the continued exploitation of the land to the detrimental of the people.

The community also want the plight of tea farmers who continued to suffer immensely under the leadership of KTDA addressed amicably.

The community has organized a public meeting at Kapkatet grounds on 5 March 2020 to give chance for the public to give input into the process that will later be shared with the Task Force in Nakuru on Saturday.