A row has emerged between the Salvation Military church in Maragua and a personal developer with the latter being accused of grabbing the parcel of land owned by the church.
The church members declare which have had the allotment paperwork for the half-acre piece since 1969.
On Monday night, they marched to the land, uprooted the fencing poles and minimize down the barbed wire and set them on fireplace claiming that the non-public developer was out to grab the land from them
Selina Wamaitha one of many founding church members mentioned the parcel of land was legally theirs and so they can’t let the developer take it away from them.
“This land was allotted to us by the defunct county council and we now have all of the paperwork to show it,” she mentioned.
The church had carried out a search with the workplace of the registrar of lands which indicated that as much as 2017, they nonetheless held the possession of the plot.
Nonetheless, it emerged that the parcel of land had a special title deed studying a special title claiming that there have been underhand offers to swindle them off the property.
They claimed that the then city clerk for Maragua city council Phillip Kinuthia allotted the plot to Mary Wanjiku who’s his spouse.
“We don’t know when the possession of the land modified as a result of we weren’t concerned and we imagine it was deliberate so we don’t oppose it,” Githinji Kamanda one other church member acknowledged..
When reached for a reply, Kinuthia claimed he was not in any approach concerned within the allocation of the land to a different individual saying this was performed lengthy after he had left the workplace.
He, nevertheless, acknowledged that the city council which was the trustee of the land had established that the church had one other parcel of land greater than this and thus opted to present out one plot to a different get together.
“The land had been surrendered again to the board of trustees who had the best to allocate it to a special individual,” Kinuthia mentioned.
Additional, he famous that the matter had been taken to the Setting and Lands court docket the place the choose ordered the lifting of the warning that the church had imposed to bar the brand new proprietor from growing the land.
Kinuthia says he has filed a criticism with the police over the transfer by the church members to trespass on his property and destroy the fence round it.
Officers from the Directorate of Legal Investigations have taken up the matter.