KENYA DECIDES: Vast Land Ownership Piles Misery On Uhuru Kenyatta

what is ed geneva;”>approved sans-serif;”>Uhuru publically confessed his family owns thirty thousand acres of land in Taveta during Monday’s Presidential Debate.

However, according to Hon. Ocheing’ Mbeo, member of Cord Communication Committee, Uhuru should tell the public the amount of land the family owns in other parts of the country including Central Kenya, his birthplace.

“The Jubilee Alliance’s Presidential candidate only talked of the land they own in Taveta constituency and failed to disclose how much land they own in Taita which neighbors Taveta,” he said.

In a press statement issued on Wednesday, Cord quoted Uhuru as saying his family acquired the massive chunk of land they own across the country on a ‘willing buyer, willing seller’ basis.”

“This is a good terminology in the business world. But now, Mr. Kenyatta must come out clearly and tell the Kenyan public who these willing sellers were in all the transactions across the country. The people of Taveta have vehemently denied ever engaging with the Kenyatta’s in any land transactions as he stated,” said Mbeo.


The land drama could eat into Kenyatta’s popularity and diminish his chances of emerging victorious in the March 4 polls.

Cord demanded Uhuru to explain to the people of Kenya what they don’t know.

“Mr. Kenyatta also admitted that he had donated 4,000 acres of land to squatters in Taveta. This is a good gesture that can come from a philanthropist. But from somebody seeking higher office in Kenya and at this electioneering period, it is totally against the Law.”

Mbeo said it is an election offence in the Elections Act that prohibits any politician running or any elective office to give out handouts during campaign time.

Cord urged IEBC to take action against Mr. Kenyatta for bribing the voters of Taveta Constituency.

“The donation of the four thousand acres of land has been confirmed by Cabinet Minister Dr. Naomi Shaban and Taveta DC Mr. Haribae Nkaduda, and the IEBC needs to act promptly,” said Mbeo.

The party which fronted Raila Odinga as its flag bearer, called upon Kenyans to be careful with their votes because it would determine the destiny of this country.

“Falling prey to empty threats by losers who are throwing the ‘go way’ leaflets is denying yourself a chance to bring change in Kenya. Stay where you registered to vote and cast your ballot from there.”

Other leaflets are being spread in some parts of Nyanza particularly Kisumu telling members of the Luhya community to vacate.

The CORD also stated that the Luhya and Luo people have for many years co-existed “peacefully, they eat, drink and communicate with each other in a language they understand and such leaflets can only come from our detractors.”

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