A major scam is in the making. The issue of Kibera title deeds is now taking a life of its own. What are the facts?
Nubians originally expected to be allocated more than 700 acres of land. Ngilu is giving them less than 300 acres with rest having been supposedly sold to unspecified people. As at the time Raila was stepping down as MP, all land in Kibera belonged to the state, so what has happened in the few months Ngilu has been in charge of the Lands Docket? Clearly, Ngilu is pulling a very fast one on Nubians. The National Land Commission have denied approving this allocation.
The land on which Kibra sits is worth Kshs60billion and this is conservative estimate. Now we are being told 60% of the land is already sold off. Reliable sources confirm that Chinese developers will be coming to Kibera to build hundreds of housing units and they are the suspected developers who Ngilu has cut a deal on Nubian land. Moreover, Nubians are being given titles with the rider that they must agree to Chinese housing development on the land they own. Chinese, as we learnt from Wikileaks, have no qualms paying kickbacks to government officials.
Meanwhile, Ngilu and people ring-fencing Uhuruto have spread propaganda that CORD leadership (Raila Odinga, Governor Kidero and local MP Hon Kenneth Okoth) are against the issuance of titles. As we all know, these titles are a brainchild of Raila Odinga himself. An extensive housing estate of 300 housin gunits will be developed by Chinese on Nubian land in Kibera yet the governor and the local MP are not involved. The residents are not involved, and Nubians themselves are not aware of these plans. Who gave land to the Chinese and what did the Chinese give in return? Land is an emotive issue every where, and moreso in Kibera where we know all communities of Kenya live there. There are already reports of clashes between Nubian and Luo youth in Kibera and that a certain group has been armed in preparing of teaching the other a lesson. Mind you these are communities that have been living in these neighbourhoods for decades and have even inter-married among themselves.
CS Ngilu is intent on making hay while the sum shines. She is mobilizing funds to launch a campaign in 2017. What better way than to target free prime land in Kibera? She clearly is not interested in what the Nubians think and cares less about the peace and tranquility Kibera has enjoyed in the recent past. This is why she lied to Nubians that President Uhuru would be presenting titles to Nubians on Sunday. Uhuru has denied ever having such plans in his diary, and is in fact flying off to Nelson Mandela’s memorial in Johannesburg.
Why would Ngilu host Nubian Elders at a private club in Nairobi and repeatedly offer them a fully paid trip to China to meet the investors? Does Ngilu want the elders to mortgage community ancestral land in exchange to having their palms greased? Ngilu has gone at great lengths to rope in leaders of the Nubian Council Chairman Issa Abdul Faraj and trustee Ms. Husna Mabruka, who in turn have been unable to conceal their bitterness towards Kibra MP Hon Kenneth Okoth, accusing him of sabotaging a free trip to China by asking too many questions and demanding transparency in the issue of the title deeds and the land sold off to developers. The MPs has been on the fore front pushing for a clean transparent process involving the entire 700 acres and for all Kibra residents to be considered for this allotment fairly and on merit. Ngilu on the other hand has corrupted community leaders and they are living off handouts from the ministers associates.
Ngilu is to Uhuru, what Chris Murungaru was to Kibaki. The earlier President Uhuru gets rid of her the better it will be for Jubilee and for Kenya.
Moreover, Jubilee Government has to stop this impunity. The responsibility for land allocation is now in the docket of National Land Commission, so why is Jubilee so much keen on these titles?