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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

KISUMU KANU MEMBERS UP IN ARMS AFTER ODM OPERATIVES GRABBED PRIME P LOT LEASED TO THEM BY FORMER PRESIDENT MOI



BY OUR REPORTER
A rift is looming in KANU party following a row over prime plot leased by former President Daniel Moi to life members in Kisumu City.
Trouble started after a group of ODM members conspired and forged land tittle deed for a plot at the notorious Kisumu bus park and secretly disposed it to an hotelier.
According to investigations by the Weekly Citizen Newspaper, one Fred Kowido who is allied to ODM party seems to be the man playing pivotal role over the shocking land grabbing game.
Other sources further indicate that the space was sold to the proprietor of Victoria Comfort Hotel after collusion between a team led by Kowido,the county odm youth leader and an employee of the county government  who recently vied for the kisumu county workers union position, and cartels from the ministry of lands.
The long standing battle has seen KANU members, other developers in court against their rivals who have applied dubious tactics to grab the space.
The land was acquired during former president Moi’s helm and was privately developed by traders.
The case was initially forwaded to political parties tribunal where they were advised to conduct a search only to be met by rude shock after search failed to show.
Part of the letter from the political party disputes tribunal read ‘’the claimant called only onr witness namely, Mr. Nick Salat, who is the claimant’s secretary General.The Secretary General confirmed that he was the custodian of all party property.
In the letter it’s recorded that the suit property namely L.R NO. Kisumu municipality Block 9/118, Kisumu, was owned by KANU.
And now, KANU members are up in arms demanding for the intervention by the anti-corruption unit given the fact that the land was illegally sold without the knowledge of its own members.
They are accusing lands officials based in Kisumu for colluding with ODM members to grab land which was leased to KANU members.
Those behind the game have been loudly bragging that the area is ODM zone and the tenants who are allied to KANU should quickly move to Rift valley failure to which they will storm with heavy bull dozers to flatten all the buildings.