Over 200 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Nakuru are now seeking to be enjoined in a contempt case proceedings against the government and the ministry of lands over their settlement in a disputed family land acquired for them by the government.
In an application before the Environment and lands court in Nakuru, the IDPs through lawyer Kiplang’at Kurgat are seeking to stop their eviction from Ndonga farm in subukia, Nakuru county after the family filed a suit questioning the process used in acquiring the land.
They today applied to be enjoined as a third party in the case on grounds that any decision of the court would directly affect them since they are now the current occupants of the land.
“We would like to urge the court to allow my clients be part of the suit since the matter is of huge impact to them and being the current occupants of the land any decision will be vital,” Said Kurgat.
According to Kurgat, a section of the family members are forcefully evicting some of the IDPs from the land using underhand means adding that it is unfair to his clients who knew nothing about the suit.
“I am wondering why my clients are being forcefully evicted by the family members from the farm yet they knew nothing about the dispute, it is very unfair,” he said.