Bishop Agnes Kavindu’s Strong Stance on Kithitu: A Call for Justice in the EAPCC Land Saga”
In a recent development surrounding the EAPCC (East African Portland Cement Company) land saga, Machakos Senator Agnes Kavindu has raised her voice, threatening to use the Kamba community’s traditional justice system, ‘Kithitu,’ to address the issue if the government fails to take action.
This move has added to the growing tension and concerns among leaders from the Ukambani region.The EAPCC land dispute has been a long-standing issue, with allegations of unfair eviction of the Kamba community from their ancestral lands.
The government’s apparent silence on this matter has led Senator Agnes Kavindu to take a strong and vocal stance. Speaking at Kangundo, Senator Kavindu expressed her frustration, stating that it was unjust for the Kamba community to be forcibly removed from their lands while the government remained passive.
She invoked both her faith and the Kamba community’s cultural traditions as potential avenues for justice.
“I am saved, and I know there is God in heaven who can fight for His people. I also know that the Kambas who are not saved and don’t know about God have their traditions that can bring them justice,” Kavindu remarked.
Senator Kavindu’s reference to ‘Kithitu’ is significant in understanding the gravity of the situation. ‘Kithitu’ is the Kamba community’s traditional justice system, and its utilization would mark a significant departure from conventional legal channels.
According to Kavindu, if the issues persist, ‘Kithitu’ could be employed, and its unique characteristics ensure severe consequences for those involved.
“If these people continue troubling us, we will go the Kithitu way, which will ensure anyone involved dies, even if they are your children,” she added, leaving no room for ambiguity about the seriousness of her intentions.
The threat to resort to ‘Kithitu’ reflects the frustration and desperation of the Kamba community in their quest for justice. The Senator’s words underscore the urgency and the depth of emotion attached to the EAPCC land dispute. This dispute, which has simmered for some time, now carries the potential for more significant conflict if not addressed promptly.
The government and relevant authorities must recognize the need to address the grievances of the Kamba community regarding the EAPCC land saga. The potential involvement of ‘Kithitu’ could escalate the situation further, leading to unnecessary conflicts and a breakdown in social cohesion.
In light of Bishop Agnes Kavindu’s threat to use ‘Kithitu,’ it is imperative that the government and stakeholders take immediate and constructive steps to engage in dialogue and find a resolution to the EAPCC land dispute.
Respecting the rights and traditions of the Kamba community while upholding the rule of law is crucial to prevent this issue from taking a more contentious turn.