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Don't overprice land for development projects, says MP Omboko

Says some people want to sell you their land for Sh4 million per acre

In Summary

• He said in Bunyore, land should not be sold at such a price.

• The MP said he has allocated Sh6 million for the electrification of Mungecha, which has been neglected for a long time.

Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba addresses Ebukanga community elders at Ebukanga Secondary School.
Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba addresses Ebukanga community elders at Ebukanga Secondary School.
Image: MARTIN OMBIMA

Emuhaya MP Omboko Milemba has urged his constituents not to overprice land meant for the expansion of schools, hospitals and other development projects.

“When you ask most of the people to sell you their land, their estimate starts from Sh4 million per acre.  Here in Bunyore, we don’t have lands that can go for such prices,” he said.

“We need to be realistic and tell those who are giving us such figures the truth.” 

Milemba spoke at Ebukanga Secondary School on Sunday while meeting Ebukanga community elders. The Ebukanga community promised to support him next year.

The MP said he has allocated Sh6 million for the electrification of Mungecha, which has been neglected for a long time.

“I have also put the Kenya Rural Roads Authority under pressure to ensure that roads are done according to the required standards,” he added.

The lawmaker further said he would allocate money in the NG-CDF budget to buy a bus for one school per financial year.

Milemba said he wants to make schools in Emuhaya constituency independent.

He said this can only be achieved if he is given a chance to serve a second term.

Edited by A.N