Residents of Lumino town council in Busia District and the town
council leaders are embroiled in a dispute over a 12 acre piece of land.
The families of the Abadayirwa clan accuse the town council for
encroaching on the land.
This is after the town council authorities leased out 10 acres of land to a local investor Nesta Petroleum for 49 years at a cost of
39 Million Shillings per year.
The family also accuses the leaders for destroying the demarcation marks that were put by their grandparents in late 1930s.
The Abadayirwa clan members led by David Odwori Okumu in August filed a civil
suit against Lumino sub county, Busia district Local Government, Lumino town
council, Nesta Petroleum accusing them of encroachment on their land and
Robert Okumu Abangi, one of the complainants says that the move by the town council
leaders to temper with the demarcations is aimed at grabbing their remaining
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But Simbiri Oundo, the Mayor Lumino town council says that, they have all
documents to prove ownership of the land.
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David Wanyama, the town clerk Lumino town council, declined to comment on the