Former Nyaribari Masaba legislator,Elijah Mosomi Moindi has challenged Kisii county government to declare its official position on private developer’s property acquired legally.
An irate Moindi condemned the demolition of his rental housing units under construction in Kisii town next ‘Unique Supermarket’ and damage to property of his tenants at night by the county government.
Speaking to the media at the scene ,Moindi flushed documents as proof that he legally owned the parcel of land and the buildings on it.
He also produced receipts from the county government approving the on-going construction and inspection card from its engineer.
Moindi bought the piece of land over 20 years ago from the defunct Gusii County Council which was then broke was in need of settling remuneration arrears for its workers.
The former law maker, accused the county government of continuously harassing him and at one time prompting the commissioner of lands to travel to the ground and vindicate him.
At one time,the county government had wanted to build a road through the land alleging he had grabbed it before its officers were stopped short by the relevant authorities.
Denis Omurwa, a representative of the tenant, Transline Classic Bus Company,said the county government officers descended on their offices without notice.
They pulled down the offices in the face of customers leading to damage of their luggage and loss of parcels he added.
Joseph Mogire called for respect for private property obtained in a genuine manner.