Kirima Land: 500 Njiru Squatters Facing Eviction Seek Court Intervention

More than 500 families living in the disputed Njiru land have filed a case in the High Court challenging a decision issued by a Kisumu Court directing them to vacate from the 1000-acre land that belongs to late politician Gerishon Kirima.

The residents claim that they have been residing in the disputed land for over 50 years and the said judgment will affect them.

They have called for the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate the documents submitted in Kisumu Environment and Land court by the Kirima family.

The residents through Lawyer Danstan Omari, said that they want the DCI to investigate the documents submitted by the family of the alleged original owner of the land the late Dominico De Masi, an Italian.

The residents believe that they will suffer irreparable harm if the court does not issue an order staying the execution of the eviction judgment.

According to the residents, several households belonging to the applicant, schools, churches hospitals, and other public amenities are set to be demolished subject to the judgment of this court, and irreparable damage shall be occasioned on the applicants to their detriment owing to the fact that they have ordinarily been residing there with the knowledge of the legal owner.

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