By HARRIET MUGO
Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has ordered squatters living at the East African Portland Cement land to move out of the land or they be evicted .
Speaking on Tuesday, during the launching of the new Green Triangle Cement at the factory, Kuria said no public land will be grabbed under his watch and that his ministry will not be intimidated by squatters.
He has said the land will be used to create jobs for thousands of hustlers and youths as well as boost the country’s economy.
“No one understands hustlers like us. We are the original hustlers they are the hundreds of thousands of people I want to give jobs here. We are going to develop our land productively, use it to create jobs, generate foreign exchange, to stop importation, be the best aviation hub in this region,”he said
Kuria gave the squatters an ultimatum to leave before he returns with bulldozers and demolish the buildings.
“I want NYS to start digging trenches right here; no one centimetre of Portland land will be grabbed. This will be the end of squatting on our public land, so i kindly request you to leave before i return with bulldozers,” he said
He added that the land will be used to build the first Kenya cargo airport, a facility that will turn around the fortunes of the company .