Just days after the head of state issued them with a title deed for land in Kibra, the Nubian community has vowed to back President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election bid.
The endorsement for the community comes days after President Uhuru issued them with the ownership documents for 288 acres land, which includes the Makina and Lindi wards and some parts of the Laini Saba ward in Kibra constituency.
On Friday, through the Nubian Council of elders, Uhuru gave the certificate of incorporation for the land to the Nubians, ending the decades of outcry for their legal right.
Nubians Rights Forum chairman Shaffi Ali said elders will mobilize all Nubians registered as voters to vote for Uhuru in return for the gesture. "There is now a president who has overseen the process of us getting the land. We say thank you, we have votes and we will vote," Ali said.
But controversy surrounding the land has emerged as there are members of other communities who occupy the land, leaving the matter in a deadlock.
Ali revealed that the land given to them will not be subdivided, adding that the land will be developed to suit the needs of the entire Kibra Nubians community.
"There shall be no language of inciting anybody that they would be removed from Kibra. We are all Kenyans," Ali said.
"We are going to develop this land; we will have many rental houses, plazas and big houses to be rented. We welcome any other business-minded Kenyan to take house to do business with the entire Nubian community," he added.