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Land for industrial park grabbed in Waiguru’s backyard

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Kenyan Report Correspondent,

October 23rd, 2017,

The land that was set aside for a Kshs 5billion industrial estate in Kirinyaga County was grabbed, it has emerged.

The fate of the industrial park now hangs in the balance.

Ms. Anne Waiguru, Kirinyaga County governor is a former devolution cabinet secretary in the 11th parliament and Jubilee first time term. Her tenure at the ministry was marred by corruption scandals.

Peter Ndambiri, the deputy governor of the County says the 250 acre of land belongs to the county administration. It was apportioned to private developers who are unknown.

He said that the land has been taken over by very powerful personalities in the government. He added that the said personalities colluded with some land official to acquire the land which is situated in Sagana.

The deputy governor said that the land must be returned to the county government and that corruption should be dealt with at whatever cost.

There are claims that land grabbing is rampant in the region.

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