Former Kayole chief charged with illegal acquisition of Sh944m Donholm land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Sigomba Ramadhan Omar] Former Kayole Chief Alexander Hoops Shihemi has been charged with forgery and fraudulent acquisition of Sh944 million land in Donholm, Nairobi. However, Shihemi failed to take plea after his lawyer told Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku that they had obtained stay orders on criminal proceedings involving him. The…


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Court: Proof of divorce needed in dividing marital property

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] Married couples cannot divide their matrimonial property upon separation without a court’s decree of divorce or any other proof that the marriage between them is dissolved, the High Court in Nyeri has ruled. Justice Jairus Ngaah held that a couple’s separation does not dissolve their marriage union and the…


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Surveyors fault ‘bad fit’ NLC nominees

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Magdalene Wanja] Surveyors have faulted the list of nine nominees approved by Parliament to serve as commissioners of the National Land Commission (NLC). The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) accused the State of exploiting a legal loophole to fill the NLC posts with non-professionals. Under the NLC Act, anybody can…


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Daughters consent a must, court rules in property dispute

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Evelyne Kwamboka] Failure to get consent from daughters when distributing an estate of the deceased to only sons may cause trouble. The Law of Succession Act and the Constitution provides for all children to be treated equal, and this calls for an input of all children in distribution of the wealth…


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Police evict 800 miners from disputed site in Taita Taveta

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Renson Mnyamwezi] Hundreds of illegal miners were yesterday evicted from a disputed mine following a court order. According to the police and senior officials in the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, about 800 illegal miners had invaded the mine located at the vast Kasigau Ranch in Voi sub-county. Armed security officers engaged…


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Broker in land con scheme jailed for 15 years (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamore Maina] A land dealer has been jailed for 15 years without the option of a fine for stealing Sh11 million from a woman. Bascillioh Muyadi, 45, was found guilty of four counts of making a fake title deed which he presented to the prospective land buyer, said to be the…


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State to flush out illegal herders invading private land in Kitui

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Joseph Muchiri] An operation to flush out pastoralists who have driven their camels to people’s lands in Kitui County, precipitating inter-county conflicts is underway, the Government has said. Eastern Regional Coordinator Isaiah Nakoru said the Government was concerned about the tribal clashes fuelled by the dispute over grazing fields. Kitui residents…


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State orders families to leave Gwassi, Rang’wa forests by December (Homa Bay County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by James Omoro] More than 120 families residing in Gwassi and Rang’wa forests in Suba, Homa Bay County face eviction following the government’s plans to conserve the forests. County Commissioner Harman Shambi has issued a 60-day notice for residents to vacate the forests where they have been living in for the last…


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