Squatters seek Government’s help in Portland land dispute (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Peterson Githaiga] Squatters in Athi River have appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in a land row they are embroiled in with East Africa Portland Cement Company. The move by the 14,300 squatters residing in part of the 12,000 acres within Mavoko, Machakos County, came after the cement maker announced…


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Land tussle could derail SGR plan for EPZ, warns agency (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dominic Omondi] The plan to have a railway siding connecting the Athi River Export Processing Zone (EPZ) to the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) now hangs in the balance. This is after private investors, allocated land between the industrial park and the SGR station, cordoned off the area, making it hard for…


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Squatters on Naivasha’s Kedong farm vow to not move (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Macharia Mwangi] A showdown is looming between more than 500 inhabitants of a private farm in Naivasha and the government over a move to eject them from the 1,000-acre parcel of land. Speaking after meeting with their representatives Thursday, Naivasha Deputy County Commissioner Mbogo Mathioya gave the dwellers a 15-day notice…


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Assembly suspends county move to increase lands rates by 600 percent (Uasin Gishu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Fred Kibor] Uasin Gishu County Assembly has suspended the controversial land valuation bill that would have increased lands rates by more than 600 per cent. This follows an outcry from the public that termed the proposed rates punitive. The assembly last week passed a motion putting off the ongoing land valuation…


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Kisumu County targets part of Kenya Railway land offers to write off debts

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dalton Nyabundi] Kisumu county government has began negotiations which could see it regain some of the Kenya Railways (KR) land after the recent eviction of traders. The KR is out to regain control of nearly 300 acres of prime land, most of which it lost to individuals in dubious deals involving…


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Burial in Kinangop stopped over land dispute (Nyandarua County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Waikwa Maina] Villagers in Nyandarua County were on Wednesday treated to a whole-day drama when a funeral was stopped due to a land dispute. Trouble started at around midday when the body of Ms Ann Wambui was taken from Naivasha Sub-County Hospital mortuary to her home at Muti-ini wa Kenyatta village…


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Surveyors fault new land compensation rules, call for review

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Magdalene Wanja] Surveyors have faulted the new land compensation rules, asking for urgent revision just month after President Uhuru Kenyatta endorsed them. Among the changes contained in the land value amendment Act 2019 is that the State will now take at least one year to process payment for land acquired for…


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Land agent to serve three years in prison for land fraud (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Boniface Gikandi] A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for swindling a woman out of Sh11 million by pretending he could sell her land. Basileo Miriti was found guilty by Murang’a Principal Magistrate Edwin Nyaga of conning Susan Waithira. Mr Miriti was charged that on diverse dates between…


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