My property is still missing - Mao
Posted Wednesday, January 30 2013 at 02:00
Appeal. The DP leader is waiting for a police response after his property, including that of two others, was confiscated by residents over a land wrangle.
It is about a week after Democratic Party president Norbert Mao survived lynching in Amuru District. But he has only recovered his pair of shoes after the mob confiscated his property.
Mr Mao told the Daily Monitor in a telephone interview yesterday that he had not recovered his property, including that of two people who were in his company.
“We have reported to police and are still waiting for the response,” he said.
The trio were held hostage for about two hours and stripped of their belongings, including a pistol, shoes and clothes by residents of Gunya Village.
The residents, armed with bows and arrows, spears and machetes, accused the DP leader and the foreigners of not consulting them before surveying their land.
However, Mr Mao said the duo were not investors as it was reported.
“These people are farming experts... Mr Laifredh Soyiokom is a doctor and Mr Maurizio Dioli is an agricultural consultant from Nanyuki in Kenya,” he said.
Mr Mao said they had been invited by the land owners, the family of Mr John Omara, who wanted them to visit the land to plan for it.
The DP president and the officials were in the area to allegedly survey 7,800 hectares of the land currently occupied by 300 households.