Ngaremara residents protest against Kenya Defense Forces

Ngaremara residents protest against Kenya Defense Forces

Residents of Isiolo have taken to the streets to protest against illegal land grabbing by the Kenya Defense Forces. The residents have been complaining of harassment and forced evictions by the KDF. The residents had earlier on presented a petition to the Senate through Isiolo Senator Hon. Fatuma Dullo whose findings will be tabled before the house within the next 60 days. The Senator had pleaded with the Senate Committee on Lands to fast-track the process as the influx of Army Camps in Isiolo is creating unnecessary tension in the County. The residents want the KDF out of their lands with immediate effect saying most of their grazing areas is now occupied by the Army.  In recent years there has been a proliferation of KDF camps that has taken residents by surprise and drastically reduced land available for free grazing.