President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday ordered the Agricultural Finance Corporation to settle squatters living on its land in Taveta in four villages.
The villages are Kimorigo, Mrabani, Eldoro and Python Hill.
Speaking in Taveta town, Uhuru said his government has delivered on its promise to settle squatters in the region.
“We have told AFC that since those living on the land are poor people, who cannot purchase the land, they should give them the land where they have built and also issue title deeds to them. The land will be issued for free,” he said.
He said the government will negotiate with AFC to reduce the cost of the extra land.
The villagers live on 1,000 acres of the AFC land.