By Ben Leshau
The County Government has ordered illegal settlers at the 10,000-hectare Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC) land at Natuoli area along the Narok-Naivasha boundary to vacate or face eviction.
The order was issued during a joint security public meeting addressed by Narok County Commissioner George Natembeya and his Nakuru counterpart Joshua Nkanatha, who attributed the frequent feuds along the border point of the two counties to the illegal settlers.
Natembeya said some people who had settled on the land came from Trans Mara West in Narok and were farming on the land but did not have any ownership document.
“There are reports that some people were brought all the way from Trans Mara to farm here yet they have their own land back home,” he observed.
Mr Natembeya said the ADC land was initially owned by foreigners who had been issued with ownership certificate to farm on the land, but later sold part of the land to residents who have since been issued with title deeds.
Nakuru Commissioner echoed his sentiments saying the illegal settlers should vacate the land immediately.
Nkanatha also issued a one-week ultimatum to those in possession of illegal arms in the area to surrender them.
Shadrack Karbolo, the Managing Director of Natuoli Company, a land buying organisation said his company had managed to buy 30 hectares of the land and was in the process of subdividing the land so as to ensure every member had a title deed.