Kenyatta family relinquishes 2,000 acres of land to squatters
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s family has voluntarily given 2,000 acres of land in Taita Taveta county to squatters.
The squatters will be issued with title deeds in a few months time, State House spokesman Manoah Esipisu announced in his weekly address.
Mr Esipisu added that the President will soon wind up his working tour in the Coast region, but a similar trip is on the cards later in the year.
“The President will return to the Coast to visit Kwale, Tana River and Taita Taveta counties. The main objective will be to meet the people and listen to their development concerns with a view to addressing them. He will also issue title deeds, commission water and road projects, as well as do a spot check on the streets lighting project,” said Mr Esipisu.
The State House spokesman also sought to iron out the confusion surrounding the appointment of the new National Youth Service director general Mr Richard Ethan Ndubai who was sworn in this week.
“What the Ministry did was to announce an Interim DG, effectively a stand-in, and this was widely reported, but now a substantive holder of the post has been appointed, and we congratulate him on this appointment.”
NDUNG’U LAND REPORT
Mr Esipisu confirmed that the new director general had indeed been mentioned in the Ndung’u land report, but that he had surrendered the piece of land to protect his name.
“As far as the Presidency is concerned, Mr Ndubai’s name appeared in the Ndung’u report, which said he had been allocated land illegally in Nairobi. To protect his name, Mr Ndubai surrendered the piece of land in 2006 when asked to do so by the then Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission,” he stated.