By COUNTY DIARY
The conflict is brewing Over Ownership of Kwa kiluvi Water basin in Ngomeni.
NGOMENI – The government has ordered people living at the disputed Kwa Kiluvi Water Catchment and adjoining areas in Ngomeni, Mwingi to move with immediate effect or face the full force of the law.Terming that the area as an important water tower and a ripparian land, Kyuso DCC Mr Mwachaunga Chaunga has warned that those who resist the eviction orders will be forcibly evicted.“The eviction order for those encroaching Kwa Kiluvi area in Ngomeni will be forcibly evicted. The government of Kenya is working towards conservation of all catchment areas and Ngomeni is no exception” said the administrator.
The County Government of Kitui, and national government through Nema has moved to quell the growing tension at Kwa kiluvi in Ngomeni ward , in Mwingi North.”We don’t want the conflict to escalate but orders must be followed” added the DCC for kyuso.
The director for public participation and engagement in the office of Governor, Mr Mutemi Kakaru informed the residents of Ngomeni that the ownership of any water basin, river belongs to the government but not individuals.
The history of this water basin emanated during the elnino rains according to speakers who spoke during public Baraza attended by Kitui county environment and natural resources Hon john Makau, the Chie f officer Eng Kimanga, kyuso DCC, director of Public participation hon Kakaru, Ngomeni MCA hon Ndinguli, policy advisor hon Nzungi Ngwele
“Delivering the Governor message Kitui environment and natural resources executive member reiterated the government commitment in resolving the matter of kwa kiluvi swaps and urged the community to maintain order as government works on moderities.
Makau said the government of Kitui is working on a policy to establish all catchment water areas for the purpose of developing them.