By Reuben Olita
Encroachers of public land in Busia County have been put on notice over emergence of illegal kiosks and other structures along road reserves and markets reserved for development.
Chief Officer for Lands and Housing Teresia Mbingi said her department has intensified the processing of title deeds and demarcation of government land as a permanent solution geared towards stemming out the vice that has spread across the seven sub counties.
Her remarks were in reference to encroachment of Nambale Bus park in Nambale Sub County by a developer who has been ordered to vacate PLOT NO. 7983/25 adjacent to the facility.
“Further to our notice dated 3rd August 2021, vide Ref No. CG/BSA/LHUD/13/VOL.6/190 and in line with the court’s judgement delivered in Busia on 28th July, 2021 and 6th August, 2021 respectively, you are hereby required to vacate Plot No. 7983/25,” read her notice.
The developer has been ordered to demolish all illegal structures constructed or erected on the said plot with immediate effect failure to which eviction will proceed at his cost and any other incidentals arising therefrom.
Other sections that have been encroached include Busia slaughterhouse land, Bumala cattle ring land, Asing’e, Okwata dispensary and Matayos market parcels among others.
Mrs Mbingi disclosed that the department has so far acquired at least 41 parcels of land equivalent to 97.54 acres for various government projects with 17 sections already processed and 23 more undergoing titling.
Lands and Housing Chief Officer Teresia Mbingi in her office.