Mwingi North MP Paul Nzengu has warned resident in his constituents against fraudsters whom he said have been moving around his constituency especially in the mineral rich areas and buying land at very low prices in order to place themselves as the key beneficiaries if mining was to take place.
Speaking at and Ngaaie and Kyuso during issuing of more than Ksh. 34 million worth bursary to needy students across his constituency, Mr Nzengu said that many residents have lost their land to fraudsters and warned them against selling their land before proper valuation to determine the actual prices.
Also, the legislator lamented over the delays which have been experienced in mining of limestone at Ngaaie even after Athi River Mining Company (ARM) was awarded contract to extract the minerals seven years ago.
Mr. Nzengu also said that there has been unconfirmed reports that ARM might have gone broke and that they are in the process of selling the company, over this he said that the agreement which was signed between Ngaaie residents and the company will stand and a cement processing plant must first be constructed at Ngaaie for mining to take place.
The law maker said that he would instigate a process to raise funds and ensure that all the land which has been acquired fraudulently is returned to the rightful owners.