There are demonstrations going on over the proposed second Imbirikani cement factory. Members of the Imbirikani Group Ranch are up in arms over the committee’s alleged endorsement of the plan to set up the plant without the express go-ahead approach from the members.
The demonstrators, who have completely blocked the Emali-Loitokitok road between Olng’osua and Isinet, are furious that the committee members have been engaged in a clandestine move to lease 3000 acres belonging to their Group Ranch.
This is the second week of demonstrations after a similar one which took place last week which also blocked the busy road.
Group Ranches in Maasailand are a source of incessant quarrels. There is jostling for leadership, political interference, problem on registration and systemic corruption. For the underlying reasons, court battles are the order of the day.
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