- Thousands of squatters have already settled on the 25,000-acre farm they were fighting over with the former MP
- Mark Too’s brother, Clement Tirop, revealed that the family would appeal the Supreme Court ruling
- The squatters wrote to the county security team seeking security to conduct a survey and subdivision of the land
The family of the late nominated MP Mark Too has vowed to appeal a recent judgement court ruling that allowed Sirikwa squatters to occupy a disputed parcel of land.
Thousands of squatters have already settled on the 25,000-acre farm they were fighting over with the former MP just three days after they were declared owners.
The court ruled on the land adjacent to the Eldoret International Airport after 15 years.
Mark Too’s family react to the ruling
Too’s brother, Clement Tirop, said they would appeal to the Supreme Court.
“They might have been declared the owners but the matter is not yet over because there is a 14-day appeal period and already we have a team in Nairobi finalising our appeal before filing it at the apex court,” Tirop said.
Tirop, in his own words, went on:
“I have told the squatters not to interfere with the late MP’s property until we have moved out unless the court instructs us otherwise. Let them continue with whatever they are doing as long as they do not plunder or destroy any property.”
The Too family had been allowed by the High Court to retain 67.5 acres of the land.
Still, the appellate court said there was no basis or justification for the award since the ex-MP was “simply the prime mover in the scheme to swindle Sirikwa of the surrendered land and cannot be described by any stretch of the imagination as an innocent purchaser”.
Survey and sub-division of the land
At least 800 Sirikwa squatters had previously written to the county security teams in Uasin Gishu seeking security to conduct a survey and subdivision of the expansive land.
The squatters, through their legal representative Henry Kenei, said the move to provide security is in line with the order given by the courts on May 13, 2022, directing that the security should be given for the survey and subdivision of land under registration 9606, 9607, 9608, 745, 742/2, 7739/7R, 12398, 10793,10794.
The legal representative observed that failure to provide security would frustrate the survey process with the imminent risk of breaking law and order.