Locals of Mutomo Village To Receive KSh 10 Million Each To Allow Expansion of Mama Ngina University

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Residents of Mutomo village are set to receive KSh 10 million each to pave way for the expansion of Mama Ngina University in Gatundu, Kiambu county.

The deal was reached following negotiations between villagers and the National Land Commission (NLC).

After reaching the deal, each villager will be paid KSh 10 million for a 100 by 100 plot despite demanding KSh 16 million for the same.

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A report by NLC indicated that the highest land owner in the deal will be paid a whopping KSh 35 million with 189 gazzetted land owners appending their signature to approve payment of the compensation.

“We have settled on a KSh 10.1m per piece of land, development rates are per individual and an addition 15 per cent disturbance allowance,” NLC project team leader Doricah Buyaki said.

Speaking with the Standard, Mutomo Residents Association chairman Harun Gacheru said locals will vacate their premises between 15 to 30 days after the compensation is done.

“We had a final meeting on Monday with NLC officials one of the main issues we discussed was that upon payment, the land owners should vacate their premises within 15 days and leave the structures intact including cow sheds, houses, trees and another structure since the government will have compensated for everything,” he said.

The construction of the new public institution in honour of the First Family is set to cost KSh 2 billion and it will operate as an affiliate college of Kenyatta University when it opens it’s doors.

The institution is reportedly a brain child of the late Joseph Ngugi who served as the area MP in 2013.

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