Malindi residents whose land was acquired by the government for Malindi airport expansion on Sunday protested against
the delay in compensation.
The more than
200 families affected by the multi-billion project accused the Lands Commission and Transport ministry of the
delay, saying it was affecting their livelihoods.
The residents of Malindi Airport Phase 1 B, C and D said they were promised to be paid before the end of last year but to date, they have not received a single cent.
They complained that there was no clear communication from the authorities.
The residents told the National Lands Commission Chairman Muhammed
Swazuri to push for the funds or allow them to continue developing in their areas.
“Currently many plots within Malindi are expensive because of the Airport expansion land owners are increasing the price because they know those living at the airport will be paid well,’ ’Wahuda Duncan a local villager said.
Mohamed Omar Simba called on the government to speed up the process so as to enable the people to relocate.
Already the government has spent Sh300 million to compensate the residents of Kwachocha South in the first phase of compensation.
Swazuri asked transport
CS James Macharia and KAA managing director to ensure the funds are availed this week.
“I have been told that funds would be wired to us this week so all those who have not been paid shall receive their money once we get it,’’ he said.