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Man Sues Inomo Sub County for Trespass

Through Makmot Kibwanga & Company Advocates, Anger has written to Inomo Sub County to stop utilising the land. He argues that the sub-county leaders trespassed on his land in 2012 and illegally set up a market claiming that it would be temporary and went ahead to construct a toilet.
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Inomo Sub County in Kwania district is embroiled in a dispute with a 25-year-old man over a piece of land earmarked to host the new sub County headquarters. In the 2020/2021 financial year, government approved the creation of Inomo Town Council from the Sub County.  

The town council will comprise Eastern Ward A and B and Western Ward A and B, while the Sub County comprises Ajok, Agwiciri, Banya, Aluka and Agonga parishes. The government disbursed Shillings 50 million as startup fund for the establishment of the new administrative unit. However, construction has failed to kick-off due to land wrangles. 

25-year-old Ivan Junior Anger, a resident of Aberbedo village Ajok parish claims that he inherited the 50-acre piece of land earmarked to host the sub-county headquarters from his late father, Youventino Ekwaro who also inherited it from his late father, Mzee John Anger. 

Through Makmot Kibwanga & Company Advocates, Anger has written to Inomo Sub County to stop utilising the land. He argues that the sub-county leaders trespassed on his land in 2012 and illegally set up a market claiming that it would be temporary and went ahead to construct a toilet.  

Anger claims that on July 11th 2020 the then Sub County Chief, Herimos Odongo and LC III Chairperson, Douglas Abura trespassed on the same land and convened a community Baraza where they resolved to construct the sub-county headquarters on the contested land.

He now wants the sub-county to remove all structures illegally erected on the disputed land and pay him general damages up to a tune of Shillings 200 million within two weeks.

Jenifer Otyeka, the Inomo Sub County Chief who acknowledged receipt of the demand notice, says they have already filed their defence.

“No one should panic, as the sub-county we are liaising with the district leaders and our legal team. They is doing the needful to handle the matter which is now before the court. We have already received the sermon and the matter is scheduled for hearing in court on 30th this month,” she said.  

Douglas Abura, the Inomo Sub County LC III Chairperson, says the disputed land was donated by the community to Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in the early 60s to establish development projects.  

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Cue out: … belongs to the government.”// 

He says the land measuring about 500 acres in Amambale village, Abedmot parish is now being used for Agriculture and hosts over 1000 households in Ajok and Abedmot parishes.

He believes that the new sub-county headquarters once established would benefit the community and greatly improve service delivery.


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Cue out: …in the pipeline.”// 

Morris Okello alias Juba, the representative of Banya parish at Inomo Sub County says the land dispute must be resolved by holding dialogue with the elders and the affected community members.

Sam Ogweng, a resident of Bardek Village in Abedmot parish claims that the Sub County leaders started using the contested land without consulting the community.

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//Cue in: “Gavument te bino… 

Cue out: … me keto gombola.”//




Denis Odora, a legal officer with Makmot Kibwanga & Company Advocates, says they are ready to stop Inomo Sub County from developing the contested land.

Albina Awor, the Kwania Chief Administrative Officer, says the district is grappling with various land wrangles due to the absence of the District Land Board.

She says they are liaising with the government to release maps of all government land in the district and demarcate their boundaries to minimise land wrangles.

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