An Embu MCA has rubbished claims by some top opposition politicians deceiving Mwea residents that they would help them get land in the 52,000 acre Mwea settlement scheme.
Mwea MCA who is also the Embu’s Majority leader Andrew Musakwa said only Mbeere South MP Mutava Musyimi, Makima MCA Peninah Mutua and him have the capacity to help residents get land in the scheme.
With specific reference to Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Maendeleo Chap Chap leader Alfred Mutua, Musakwa said the two should not use land for political mileage.
During separate party popularization tours in Mwea recently, the two told the populous Kamba community to ignore their leaders in the upcoming general elections, accusing them of failing to defend them during the recent sub-divisions of the land.
Speaking at a public rally at Karaba market, Mbeere South Sub County, the MCA told Musyoka and Mutua to keep off Mwea issues saying they do not understand the dynamics of the area.
“This land has a history which is unknown to the two leaders. They should allow local leaders to address the matter amicably without inciting locals against us,” he said.
Musakwa at the same time extended an olive branch to his colleague MCA Peninah Mutua and political nemesis Mutava Musyimi to work together and help all residents in the Mwea settlement scheme get land.
While noting that the land sub division is not completely over, Musakwa said the three should meet with nyumba kumi heads to come up with names of those who missed out in phase one so that they can be considered in the upcoming one.
“Forcing residents to contribute Sh1, 000 per household to hire a lawyer to represent their grievances is not the way to go. What if they lose the case? Only the three of us have answers and we have to meet to get them,” he said.
The two have not seen eye to eye for years with each campaigning against the other in the upcoming general elections.
Their political enmity has also been escalated by sub divisions of the Mwea land, with Musyimi accusing Musakwa of deliberately locking out certain people out of the sub-division process.