Isiolo leaders call for the cancellation of legal notice no. 150 of 2019
Isiolo leaders have issued a joint statement to CS Land Hon. Farida Karoney calling for the cancellation of the legal notice no. 150 of 2019 which gazetted an order setting up Isiolo County as an adjudication area. The gazette notice which has received criticism from different quarters gave a blind eye to the fact that land in Isiolo is largely community land and can only be registered in accordance with the community land act.
“Our main concern as leaders and the people of Isiolo County is based on the fact that prior to 2016, the land Adjudication Act (CAP 284) had not been applied to Isiolo County. The community, therefore, expects that the land is identified, protected, registered and managed in accordance with the community land Act, 2016, ” reads the statement.
The leaders who include; Senator Fatuma Dullo, nominated Senator Abshiro Halake, Hon. Rehema Jaldesa, Hon. Hassan Odha and Hon. Abdi Koropu insists that there was no public participation done and neither were they consulted before setting up the Land for Adjudication. According to the leaders, the legal notice has excluded areas covering Isiolo Township, Lapsset route, Resort City, Kenya Defence Forces School of Infantry and Combat Engineering, and Isiolo Holding Grounds from adjudication and there has not been any compulsory acquisition to warrant the exclusion of the said land.