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AG sued over former Moi land evictions

Attorney-General Githu Muigai. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Attorney-General Githu Muigai. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Attorney-General Githu Muigai has been accused of contempt of court for allowing the eviction of Laikipia residents from 17,105 acres of land former President Daniel arap Moi sold for Sh400 million to be converted into a national park.

The Environment Court in Nyeri said the AG should be enjoined in the suit after residents filed a contempt of court application against former Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) director-general Kitili Mbathi and Laikipia county police commander Simon Kipkeu for the eviction.

The court had stopped the eviction on July 31 after the residents appealed a judgment that required them to leave the land.

The KWS in 2011 bought the land from Mr Moi to establish new parks. Community leaders and US-based Centre for International Human Rights Law and Advocacy opposed the sale.

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