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Today important meetings for Malindi airport

Lawyers and committes try to find an agreement, other families protest

19-06-2017 by redazione

The situation with the planned expansion of Malindi International Airport is now in the air.
The long-lasting data, for a long time, is the allocation of 5.6 billions of shillings in two tranches for the enlargement of the square and the lengthening of the track, 300 million shillings for the compensation of families living in the areas they will need Be expropriated and 52.5 million additional for the other jobs that have been completed.
In all this, the endorsement of President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has repeatedly reiterated that Malindi and his "Italian friends" are entitled to the international interference, the obstacle of political and political opposition between majority and opposition, since the latter governs the county Of Kilifi of which Malindi is part, and lately the "class action" of 12,000 real or alleged owners of land and premises in the areas of Kwachocha, Kisumundogo and Mtangani who would be privy to the expropriation of their first home (or first hut If you prefer) for which maybe not everyone has regular papers in hand, with dozens of ongoing proceedings and so many causes.
In recent days, for example, another group of about 300 families has come forward, as Daily Nation reports, which do not belong to any of the two committees (Mtangani and Kisumundogo) who have already turned to the judge.
The requests vary from the increase in the allowances for the compensation, to the absolute prohibition of clearing.
Certainly a solution must be found and the Land Commission (NLC) managing the 300 million shillings has put in place its lawyers.
Today, there will be a first meeting between lawyers to see what margin of understanding there is.
Certainly there has been and there is a government and its representatives, including the airport authority, intending to adequately compensate homeowners and landowners, but nothing can be done for abusers, so-called " Squatters "that for so many years have gone to the day hoping for a non-expansion not only of the airport, but of any activity in the suburbs of Malindi.
Small, every day more or less this happens in other places on the coast, where villages and families for decades in land that do not belong to it, but not ancestral, are often removed without relocation.
Land and property is one of the biggest crucifixes of the current national administration, for which the Jubilee alliance has lost a lot of votes in the past, especially on the coast.
We will see what this time will be the government's tactics that wants to move forward with the airport. Certainly before the elections it will be difficult to see a clear direction.
Now it's definitely time for dialogues and promises.

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