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Kidero allows Maasai herders to graze livestock in city centre

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Wednesday granted permission to Maasai herders to graze their livestock anywhere in the city, including the city centre.

The rare permission was issued on condition that the herders keep off the Kidero grass.

Speaking to the Maasai community that lives in Dupoto-Darfur, in South C area, Governor Kidero said that Nairobi belongs to the Maasai and no forcible eviction of herders will happen under his watch.

PHOTO | LILIAN MUTAVI
PHOTO | LILIAN MUTAVI

He added that the Maasai community in residing near Wilson airport area, Utawala and Karen will not be chased away.

Dr Kidero accused National Lands Commission chairman Mohammed Swazuri of corruption, saying he is behind the land grabbing in Darfur .

Swazuri ni mkora. He has been colluding with land grabbers to get title deeds for this land and push for compensation to the unlawful owners,” claimed Dr Kidero.