A loan facility amounting to Ksh 70,000 which was taken by a deceased father of four sons from a Busia-based financial facility in Kenya in an undisclosed year has turned out to be a nightmare for the surviving son’s after the bank came for their piece of land.
The Daily Vendor Newspaper learnt that the four sons who are all family men in Mtongwe village within the precincts of Busia town spent the night in the piercing cold after unknown people who are under the guard of armed policemen demolished five houses that were erected on the family’s two acre piece of land.
Elias Okinda, one of the victims, who spoke to The Daily Vendor correspondent said the two-acre piece of ancestral land has been the centre of a raging dispute between them and a Busia-based Bank due to an outstanding loan of Kshs.70,000 that was granted to their late father.
Okinda further revealed that they had approached the bank and agreed to settle the outstanding loan together with accrued interest only for the bank to inform them that the piece of land has been disposed of and proceeds used to settle the loan.
The victim’s claim that they have inhabited the piece of land for over 70 years and they are now shocked that all the infrastructure they struggled to put up for years has been demolished within a blink of an eye.
From the photos taken in the scene, both permanent and semi-permanent structures were reduced to mountains of debris within minutes.
The victims who managed to pick a few of their belongings had nowhere to take them to, resorting to assembling them in the open and three shades not knowing where to start from or head to.
Neighbours who were utterly shocked could not help either as they stood watching the operation being executed in disbelief.