More than 30,000 residents in Malindi have opposed to the proposed Sh6 billion expansion of the airport, citing lack of involvement.
Residents said the welfare of the people was not considered. They said the national government began surveying people’s land without their consent under supervision of security.
Speaking during a meeting yesterday, Peter Mungai, the chairman of the Malindi Airport Residents’ Forum, said locals have obtained court orders barring the KAA from surveying. He said residents will not to allow work to proceed without agreeing on the terms of compensation.
He said a cartel is trying to use the project to enrich its members and push out squatters.
Mungai said tycoons claim to own the land and have told the KAA to compensate them. He said residents are likely to get peanuts.