Simba Farm Hills Limited Members Demonstrate Over Attempts to Grab 1,680 Acres of Land

Hundreds of Simba Hills Limited on Monday held demonstrations over attempts by unknown persons to grab their 1,680-acre piece of land.

The land LR No.8304 is situated at Moiben Sub-county, Uasin Gishu.

According to their Secretary Joseph Tanui, the members blamed Moiben Chief Johanna Bett and Assistant Chief Toloita Sub location Ezekial Ruto for their misfortunes.

“As members of Simba Hills Limited we are disappointed, this land is not in dispute, We have been in this land since 1969, we bought the land from an Asian Sultan Hasham Lalji. Why are the two leaders not allowing us to plant our crops yet the court ruled in our favor,” he said.

He said that in 2020 the Eldoret court decreed that the land belongs to them via vesting where they paid Lalji a total sum of Sh2M the balance of the purchase price with interest.

The Court Documents indicate that the orders were issued on the 4th of March 2020 by Judge M.A Odeny.

They, however, condemned the Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Dr. Eddyson Nyale for failing to implement the court ruling despite their visits to his office three times.

“The County Commissioner is letting us down he cannot tell us to go back to the grassroots and start afresh and to negotiate with our rivals, the court made its ruling
and if anyone has a problem with Simba Hills Limited farm, let him or her go to court,” he added. Said Chepkinyor Rodah.

“We cannot have people invade private properties at will, this is anarchy, the chief, assistant chief and the county commissioner is aware of the situation we only ask them to uphold the law,” Isaac Koskei added.

They alleged that some government officers have been promised a plum parcel of our land in order to support their eviction despite a court judgment.

“We put them on notice and not an inch of the 1,680 acres will be ceded to the invaders, Let Government officers uphold the law. We will petition the President of the local administrative leaders will fail to administer justice,” said Chepkinyor Rodah.

So far the County commissioner has directed the Chief and assistant chief in question to settle the matter.

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