Absentee landlords risk missing KETRACO billions

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Nation | by Edwin Okoth

Close to 200 absentee landowners in Laikipia, Meru, Isiolo and Kajiado counties risk missing out on billions of shillings in land compensation from the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company (Ketraco).

The State agency says it has not been able to trace owners of the 338 acres targeted for acquisition to allow passage of three high voltage transmission lines whose construction faces delay.

Compensation for wayleave land to build the 132-kilovolt Nanyuki-Isiolo-Meru transmission line covering 96 kilometres is said to have started in 2013 but…

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