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Unknown People Storm Former President’s Family Farm, Steal and Destroy Property

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

Unknown people on Monday stormed a Kenyatta owned family farm , along Eastern Bypass and destroyed property.

The group was armed with power saws and machetes , cut down trees and made away with an unknown number of livestock before setting a section of the farm on fire.

Journalists who were present filming were chased away and a Nation Media reporter was injured during the incident.

Witnesses present said the gang gained access to the land from the Kamakis side via the busy bypass and some were carrying sheep from the property.

Brookside Dairy and Peponi schools are among the high-end properties found inside the vast property.

The motive behind the invasion was seen to be organized by those opposed to the ongoing protests against the government.

Some government officials tweeted about the invasion before they deleted, which gave an indication that they knew about it.

The over 11,000 -acre farm, Northlands City, was set to host a real estate haven that  included low and high-income residential areas, an agricultural zone, an industrial area and schools.

It is estimated that the project would cost up to Ksh.500B and with a population of at least 250,000people.

The incident drew out different reactions from people, some arguing that it sent wrong signals to investors.

The intruders , mostly men took away sheep, some carried the animals on their backs and others stuffed sheep’s in waiting cars.

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