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Nairobi News : December 13th 2013
6 Friday, Dec 13 - Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 nairobinews.co.ke Nairobians speak out on Mututho law KIARIE NJOROGE, NairobiNews email@example.com National Authority for the Campaign Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse head John Mututho. He has received a lot of flak with many saying he has gone overboard with new and stricter regulations on holding private parties and alcohol consumption. Mututho has put alcohol sellers N and drinkers on notice of new strict rules but some feel that he crossed the line in levying a fee for private parties. “Whenever you want to host a party, you notify the police or the chief to obtain a permit at Sh500 to Sh1,000. And this is for your own safety,” he said. The permit expires at 11pm. “Mututho umetufukuza kwa bar, then unataka tena kutunyima raha nyumbani umezidi...(Mututho has chased us from the bar now he wants to curtail our freedom in our own homes... this is too much),” tweeted Alfred Saoli “At which point will we all agree that #muthutho is an extremist. If he could he would literally hypnotize the whole country to stop drinking,” tweeted Eunita Agengo. Others took a more humorous swipe at the former legislator. “Kama unaitwa Munyua, Mukundi, Kinyua, Wanjohi, Gichohi, Kapombe, Tembo etc... you will have to pay Sh1,000...,(If you are called ....etc... you will have to pay Sh1,000),” tweeted Harrison Kaahura, the names denote drinking or alcohol. Nubians from Kibera demonstrate on Ngong Road over title deeds they were promised but which have not been delivered. File, Nairob- Deal could see Nubians and others get titles Support. Sonko throws weight behind titles for Nubians and whips MPs in troubled area to hammer proposals that could see more than twenty other communities considered for titles BILLY MUIRURI, NairobiNews @billymuiruri firstname.lastname@example.org slum alongside those set to be issued to members of the Nubian community, NairobiNews can reveal. A new proposal mid-wifed by A Senator Mike Sonko and Kibra and Lang’ata MPs Ken Okoth and Joash Olum, suggests the land will be within the slums. Reducing tension The MPs now feel including other communities would reduce tension that has seen communities riot over issuance of about 288 title deeds to the Nubians who, for decades, have claimed the land where Kibera stands belonged to their fore-fathers. “It is a deal. We are supporting the Nubians but we have agreed other communities must be incorporated in the programme. It can never work t least 50 titles could be issued to members of more than 20 communities living in Kibera with one community,” Sonko told NairobiNews. On Wednesday, he invited the MPs to his office for a marathon meeting where they agreed to table the proposal to President Uhuru Kenyatta after deliberations. When they met, the MPs tried to invite Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu but she could not be reached. “Mrs Ngilu created this tension because she went to the ground without involving local leaders. It was a blunder. Local leaders cannot be by-passed,” said the MPs in a joint statement. On Saturday, Kibra MP Kenneth Okoth protested that he had not been consulted about the function. “Kibera is a sensitive place that can easily explode into deadly violence if proper consultation is not done for a comprehensive plan on land and housing for all residents of the slum,” he said. The MPs will next week meet twenty elders from each community to thrash out the details before seeking audience with the president. “It is true we have agreed to meet Nacada boss John Mututho. File, NairobiNews Sonko: It is true we have agreed on the elders. They will be involved in short listing the beneficiaries. The criteria will be discussed by them” with the elders. They will be involved in shortlisting the beneficiaries. The criteria will be discussed,” said the senator, who spoke on behalf of the MPs. Mr Okoth has been in the forefront opposing the Ngilu titles in Kibera saying doing it for one community could lead to bloodshed. Potential violence The tension and potential violence over the titles are believed to have forced Mr Kenyatta to skip a much publicised event at the slums last weekend, even though State House refuted claims that the President was ever going there. A second meeting will be held on Wednesday next week on the same and will include other MPs in the city. The history • In September, it emerged the Government had decided to issue 288 acres of land to the Nubian community, raising tension. • Land woes in the area date back to the colonial times in 1912 when the Nubian community from Nuba Mountains in Sudan was recruited as soldiers in the Kings African Rifles by the British. • After independence, however, the Kenyatta government declared Nubians foreigners and reclaimed all the land. airobians have joined other Kenyans in attacking new To view VIDEO of the story, download the NMG PLAY android app on Google Play and scan the picture news MORE THAN 50 EXHIBITORS EXPECTED AT HOMES EXPO Housing. Kitengela is host- ing its second homes exhibition today — a clear indication that developers and industry players are thirsty proper housing. Alex Muema, the Director Ndatani Enterprises, the expo organizers, says that more than 50 exhibitors, among them Equity Bank, Rafiki Micro Finance, Co-operative Bank, mortgage providers, land selling companies will participate. Kitengela has in the recent past created a property buzz amongst middle income earners, mostly because of the affordable land and this has seen the area grow to become one of Nairobi’s satellite estates. “The Kitengela Investors and Homes Expo will commence on December 13th, going on up to the 15th. The expo is an initiative to create a database and relations between, buyers, sellers and investors all under one roof,” said Muema. He says two categories of exhibitors are expected — those with investments in Kitengela, Athi River, Mombasa road, while the second category will be those out to buy land or homes. CELEBRATIONS DISRUPTED OVER PROTESTS Isinya. Deputy County Com- missioner Hassan Bule was yesterday forced to cut short Kenya@50 celebrations he was leading in Isinya Town following a demo by bodaboda operators in Kitengela. The agitated bodaboda opera- tors blocked the busy NairobiNamanga highway for more than two hours, causing a long traffic snarl-up after they found one of their colleagues murdered in Kiang’ombe area in Kitengela by unknown suspects who also stole a motorcycle. A second victim, a pastor, was shot in the leg and his motorcycle stolen in Kitengela Town on his way to work. Regular police from Kitengela and Athi River police stations joined hands to disperse the bodaboda riders who turned violent, damaging seven vehicles on Namanga road. The motocyclists engaged police in running battles as the officers tried to remove the roadblocks they erected. The officers then called for Bule’s intervention as things threatened to get out of hand.
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