The government has contained the upsurge of invasions on privately owned land at the volatile Mailla area of  Naivasha sub-county.

The government also stopped farmers who have been cultivating the private lands which they irregularly occupied with immediate effect in the area.

Naivasha Assistant County Commissioner Joseph Opondo said the decision was made following rising cases of private land invasion by some squatters in the area on land that has not been under utilization for years.

While issuing the order, Opondo warned that stern actions will be taken on squatters found cultivating private land in the area. Opondo said that title deeds should be respected and that any illegal activities on private farms  should stop immediately.”Security has been intensified in the area and we are calling on area residents to respect the rule of law or face prosecution,” he said.

Opondo identified the most affected village as Nguu Nyumu and blamed some politicians of inciting the squatters to invade the private farms for their own political mileage.

He however warned that the security agents in the area were investigating one of the area politicians believed to be behind the invasions.