More than 130 families at Kwachocha South in Malindi town whose land has ben earmarked for the Malindi Airport expansion project yesterday protested against the delay in compensating them.
They said it is more than six years since their land was taken and they are yet to be compensated by the Kenya Airports Authority.
The families gave the KAA 14 days to compensate them or they will take legal action against the authority.
They said they fear developing the land because they do not know when they will be moved.
They wondered why Lamu victims of the Lapsset and Standard Gauge Railway projects were compensated quickly, yet they came after them.
Kwachocha South development project chairman William Mweni said the families are stranded as the compensation process started six years ago, but has never been concluded.
Speaking to journalists on the land, Mweni said the KAA began profiling the area in 2009 before doing an evaluation in 2012.
“It's now three years since the evaluation was done, but no one has been compensated despite the increased cost of living," he said.
Mweni said after the evaluation, the compensation ranged from Sh3,000 to Sh7 million.