Younger wife wins big in a 25-year old succession battle

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jack Murima] A second wife has been awarded the lion’s share of her deceased husband’s land in a case pitting her against her co-wife. Making the ruling yesterday, High Court Judge William Musyoka ordered that the property be shared in a ratio of 3:4 in favour of Susana Muchisu, the second…


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NIB kicks off project to reclaim rice land (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Harold Odhiambo] The quest to boost food security in Nyanza has received a boost after the National Irrigation Board (NIB) kicked off a Sh150 million initiative to reclaim land in the Kano plains. Speaking in Ahero at the weekend, NIB General Manager Gitonga Mugambi told journalists that plans to improve rice…


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Women still own little land despite law changes

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Anyango Otieno] Despite friendly court rulings and law reforms, women are still disadvantaged in land ownership. Data from the Kenya Land Alliance shows most land is still registered under men in most of the 47 counties. In some areas, land registered under women is less than five per cent. Kisumu is…


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Grabbers pose threat to livestock research, says ILRI boss (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Erastus Mulwa] Illegal acquisition of land belonging to International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Kapiti, Machakos County, poses serious challenges for researchers. Jimmy Smith, ILRI director general, said the activities of numerous groups that had invaded the organisation’s land on Mombasa Road had largely interrupted the operations of the global research…


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Over 400 city home owners face eviction (Utawala, Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Amos Kareithi] A major row has erupted in a city housing estate where an estimated 400 homeowners are on the brink of being rendered homeless following a land ownership row. The ownership row over the 20 acres has heightened tension in Githunguri in Utawala, Nairobi, where home owners yesterday claimed bands…


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Villagers in bitter fight with sugar firm over prime land (Kwale County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Protus Onyango] Evictions, arrests and threats have become the order of the day for residents of Mabatani, Nyumba Sita, Vidziani, Gonjora, Fahamuni and Kingwede within Msambweni in Kwale. Over 4,000 families are locked in a bitter fight for 49,000 acres of land, LR. No. 5004/30/R. According to land records, the land…


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Pain, anguish as families evicted in bitter land row (Nandi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Nathan Ochunge] Well-wishers yesterday visited over 2,000 people evicted from disputed land in Cheptulu, Nandi County, and gave them food, medicine and tents. The evictees have been pitching tent on the land even after their houses were demolished by police on Thursday. The Kenya Red Cross Society gave the victims tents,…


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Sale of disputed former VP land was above board, AFC now says

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dominic Omondi] The sale of a parcel of land that belonged to former Vice President Joseph Murumbi was beyond reproach, the managing director of the State agency that sold the property, insists. Lucas Meso, the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) managing director, said North Mugor Limited acquired the land after a 13-year…


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