President Kenyatta has cancelled plans to issue title deeds in Kibera after area MP Ken Okoth raised objections to the exercise, warning of deadly violence.
The event that had been organised by Lands Secretary Charity Ngilu has been cancelled due to fears of violence which may embarrass the head of state as locals and leaders had opposed it.
In a press statement, Kibera MP Ken Okoth decried the manner in which the whole title deeds issue was being conducted, revealing that key stakeholders had been ignored in the plans.
“Today, one the day before a rumored visit by HE President Kenyatta to Kibra tomorrow, nobody, not even me as the elected MP of Kibra knows the exact plan and purpose of the visit,â€ he said.
â€œKibera is a sensitive place that can easily explode into deadly violence if proper consultation is not done for a comprehensive plan on land and housing for all residents of the slum,â€ Â added the legislator.
The Presidentâ€™s advisors, officials from the ministry of lands and police have said the event has been canceled indefinitely.
â€œThere is no need for us to go there and later turn the guns into the locals. We are informed the event has been canceled,â€ said a senior police officer.