Published in HIVISASA
There was drama at Naka Primary School in Nakuru on Thursday morning as police watched helplessly as angry parents in collaboration with the civil society groups from Nakuru and Nairobi brought down a perimeter wall claiming the land in dispute had been grabbed by private developer.
The police led by Bondeni OCS Pascal Mwamba Kiamba had no otherwise but to watch helplessly as the wall was brought down by the public.
Sources from the police indicated that the reason why the police did disperse the crowd was because of the tactic used by the activists to ensure that the pupils were around and therefore could not use teargas as was the case at Lang’ata Primary School in Nairobi last year.
The irate parents and lobby groups led by Boniface Mwangi of ShuleyANGU Alliance, said it was saddening that some people have made it a tendency to grab public Land despite attempts by the public to protect school property.
“We are calling upon the government and the Ministry of Land to come in quickly and sort out the issue of Naka Primary School land which has been eating our minds,” he said.
He added that the issue had been sorted out by the National Land Commission in November
2015, which had revoked the title deed hence the land was returned back to the school but despite that, the private developer went ahead with the construction of the perimeter wall.
The activists questioned why the private developer was allowed to proceed with the construction even after the matter was sorted out.
“We would like to know why even after the title was revoked, the private developer was allowed to proceed with the construction and it is due to this that we have brought down the wall?” said Mwangi.
Area MP David Gikaria who was also present appealed to the government to ensure the matter is solved and that no further public land grabbing is witnessed in Nakuru.
His sentiments were echoed by Flamingo MCA Moses Gichangi who called on the NLC under the chairmanship of Mohammed Swazuri to step in and sort out the matter.