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Land owners in Ntulili area along the Meru- Isiolo border have accused the Kenya defense forces of forceful encroachment into their land. They have called upon the national land commission to intervene and save them from the agony. Dennis Otieno with that report.

A directive by the president saw parcels of land around the area get surveyed, however, residents of Ntulili area are now questioning why soldiers had begun to extend their borders.

The residents are now awaiting to be issued with title deeds that would put the sensitive matter of land ownership within the area to rest.

The frustrated residents argue that the military outfit had to wait until the land was surveyed when they could have brought forward their case way back in 1980 when they fenced off the land they are currently using.

Isiolo governor Mohamed Kuti also hinted that the ongoing standoff pitting the KDF and members of public was most likely a scheme by influential people to deprive poor locals of their land. He is now calling for thorough investigations to cushion members of public from imminent suffering at the hands of people masquerading as KDF.