Land grabbing incidents in Kenya are terribly boring to most Kenyans. Most folks do not even understand what land grabbing is and how it is done Kenya-style. One of the main reasons is probably because land grabbing is so common that it is hardly news these days. Even where we have seen land on which public toilets have been built right in the center of Nairobi being grabbed, there is now little left to shock Kenyans when it comes to land grabbing. Or is there…
Did you know that as I write this over 4,000 acres of prime public land, right within the world famous Masai Mara game reserve is in the hands of an individual?
But what is even more shocking are recent developments in this controversy which are fascinating to say the least and are a pointer to the rot that is Kenya today. Once again it has been proved that even when the government says that "no stones will be left unturned", there are plenty of "stones" that are way too heavy to be turned.
The individual who has grabbed the land within Masai Mara and whose brother is an assistant Minister in the government of national unity seems to have come up with the perfect strategy for ensuring that the public land stays firmly in his grasp. He has incorporated very big names into his grand theft. And when I say "BIG", I mean really big.
What complicates matters further is that there is a clear conflict of interest over any public prosecution because the current Deputy Public Prosecutor has for a long time been a lawyer to the man whose name the public property within the Mara is registered to.
It gets worse...
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