[PHOTOS] Angry residents set church ablaze in dispute over land

for Tv47 Digital September 15, 2022, 12:24 PM
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The Glare Center Church in Tiekunu village, Limuru which sits on disputed land. PHOTO/TV47 DIGITAL

Angry residents of Tiekunu village in Limuru Constituency, Kiambu County, on Thursday morning set ablaze a church which is at the centre of a land dispute.

They also pulled down a perimeter wall that was surrounding the Glare Center Church. 

Ndeiya sub-County Police Commander Roseline Mnyolmo says they have arrested two suspects. 

A case on the disputed land has been going on at the Limuru Law Courts for seven months now. PHOTO | TV47 DIGITAL

There is an ongoing case at Limuru Law Courts over the ownership of the land. The case pits the community against the church leaders and has been going on for seven months now. 

Mnyolmo says the two suspects will assist police with investigations on who instigated the destruction of private property.

Area police boss says they have arrested two suspects to assist with the investigations. PHOTO | TV47 DIGITAL

Speaking to TV47 Digital, the police boss cautioned land owners to follow the right procedures in settling out disputes.She also urged prospective land owners to do due diligence before making any land purchases. 

A perimeter wall ringed the church was also destroyed in the Thursday morning incident. PHOTO | TV47 DIGITAL

Kagotho Njihia the caretaker of the church said the dispute has resulted in great loss. "Hopefully we will slowly rebuild. I urge the court to hasten the case so that this matter can be resolved once and for all."

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