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Lumino Town Council Residents, Leaders Embroiled in Land Dispute

The families of the Abadayirwa clan accuse the town council leaders for encroaching on the land.

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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 trespass.

  

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 family land.

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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 matter.