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Gachagua: KU to get back contested land

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By Wanja Waweru

The disputed area around Kenyatta University will now completely revert to the university, according to an announcement made on Friday by Deputy President (DP) Rigathi Gachagua

Only a little portion of the land, according to him, will be divided up to resolve Kamae squatters’ claims to ownership of a small portion of the land.

With regard to the aforementioned land, Mr. Gachagua reiterated his severe criticism of former President Uhuru Kenyatta, claiming that the institution would have lost its prized land to “grabbers” if the Kenya Kwanza team had lost the election.

KU Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Wainaina was ousted last year after he objected to the move by the government to cede part of the university land to the World Health Organization, with plans to establish a logistics hub and a Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mr. Gachagua, who attended Kenyatta University’s 52nd Graduation Ceremony on Friday in Kiambu, was referring to this.

“Had thing’s gone wrong, and William Ruto was not elected as president, your land had already been grabbed. We have hence instructed the Ministry of Lands to cancel those allocations and reinstate the land to Kenyatta University,” Mr Gachagua said at Kenyatta University where 5,500 graduates were conferred and awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates in different fields.

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