President William Ruto has ordered people encroaching on public land in Kiambu County to be evicted forcefully.
He directed the area Regional Commissioner to oversee the eviction process to enable the construction of government projects.
"Some people have obtained titles for public land using crooked ways. I am directing the Regional Commissioner to ensure that they are thrown out. We shall not allow individuals to block development activities in Kiambu," Ruto said.
He was responding to concerns raised by Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi over the grabbing of public utility land in the County by cartels colluding with some leaders.
Speaking at Kamwangi in Gatundu North where President Ruto launched the construction of Thika-Magumu-Flyover Road, Wamatangi said among the county property grabbed by individuals is a 4.5-acre parcel in Kiambu town meant for the construction of a health facility.
"Mr. President these people have ganged up with some leaders to frustrate me after I stood my ground against the grabbing spree, but I will not budge," the governor said.
Ruto assured that political infighting would not be allowed to ruin government projects and told leaders to work together for the people who elected them.
"We have a debt with the people who elected us to serve them. We must build roads, houses, markets hospitals and other projects and this can only be possible if leaders work together, " the Head of State asserted.
Kiambu has recently been in the news with members of the County Assembly differing with the Governor over various issues and even threatening to impeach him.
However, Wamatangi said he would not bow to any pressure and pointed an accusing finger at people out to steal public land