The government has suspended resettlement at Mwea scheme, a day after five people were shot and injured during confrontations with the police.
The suspension follows consultations between cabinet secretaries Farida Karoney (Lands) and Fred Matiang’i (Interior).
The ministerial decision was announced by Interior spokesman Mwenda Njoka on Thursday.
“The Government has suspended with immediate effect the resettlement that has been going on in Mwea area of Kirinyaga and Embu counties,” he said in his official twitter account.
Five people were on Wednesday admitted with gunshot wounds after they were injured during confrontations that marred the exercise.