Morris Kimuli, A Kitui based lawyer has sharply distanced himself with court’s decision to stop Government from evicting Somali bandits from Kitui County.
The government has been directed by the Court not to evict over 10,000 families living at the Inyali settlement in Kitui County pending the hearing and determination of a petition filed by the residents.
Kimuli feels that Conservatory orders give an undue advantage to the intruders (Somali bandits). “It would have been better for the court to hear a response first before issuing conservatory orders.” Kimuli said.
“Secondly, conservatory orders do not respect the rights of the Kamba community who are indigenous to Kitui County.
Kitui County must now fight with everything they have got. The community must also come in to defend community land rights.” he added
According to the lawyer Moving to court changes the rules of engagement and elected leaders need to pull together to support the National and County Government in this fight.
” We must ask basic questions first. Where did these people vote. I highly doubt that they voted in Kitui. You cannot be a resident of Kitui and a voter of Tana River. For our people in Kitui South, this is an existential threat” Kimuli concluded