The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Uhuru Should Intervene in Land Standoff - Kioni

FORMER Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni has said the wrangles between the Ministry of Lands and the National Land Commission indicates failed leadership.

In a statement sent to the Star, Kioni said he wants President Uhuru to intervene and also resolve the land question for the sake of social harmony and political stability.

He said the standoff between Lands Secretary Charity Ngilu and the NLC is a "political minefield" that will affect investor confidence.

"The president has a historic opportunity to resolve the land question, which has been used by political demagogues to demonise and spread hatred among Kenyans," Kioni said.

He said Ngilu's leadership at the ministry lacks the confidence, capacity and political goodwill to undertake the required reforms as provided for in Agenda Four of the National Accord.

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