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Marwa's list of land grabbers

BY CALVIN ONSARIGO-THE STAR 

May 8, 2015 

Mombasa county commissioner Nelson Marwa has released names of 15 individuals, allegedly behind land grabbing.He has ordered their immediate arrest.Speaking during a meeting with university, college and school heads at Coast Girls Secondary School, Marwa accused them of colluding with locals to evict genuine landowners.He said the 15 are potential land grabbers and brokers operating land cartels in Kisauni and Changamwe subcounties.Marwa said TNA organising secretary Patrick Birya is the mastermind of the syndicate and he uses his political influence to intimidated landowners.

Others accused by Marwa are Hashim Lama, Katana Kibwana, Danson Kombe, Ngole Baya, John Nahoza, Sudi Mbaya, Ahmed Sheba and Christopher Kombasa.“We cannot allow individuals to undermine the government’s effort to resolve land problems in the county,” said Marwa.However speaking to the Star, Birya denied involvement in land grabbing terming the allegation “mere propaganda” to undermine his efforts to protect locals against land grabbers.Birya said he is being fought for his role in fighting land grabbers.