KWS to repossess godowns on park land in Syokimau (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by James Kariuki] Investors putting up warehouses at Syokimau on land located between standard gauge railway (SGR) and Nairobi National Park are set to incur huge losses after the government halted the developments. Tourism Secretary Najib Balala directed Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) director-general John Waweru to take possession of the land and…


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MPs step into Del Monte land duel in Murang’a

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] Parliament has stepped into the land row pitting Kandara residents and Del Monte amid the push for the processor to cede part of the land. The National Assembly’s Lands Committee issued the directive to the Ministry of Lands to ascertain whether Del Monte Kenya Limited owns LR number 12158…


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Del Monte, two counties wrestle for 60,000 acre pineapple farm

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Paul Ogemba] A case between Del Monte and two county governments over a 60,000 acre land epitomises an unfolding battle for renewal of land leases in Kenya. The multi-national fruit maker has been battling Kiambu and Murang’a counties for the renewal of its 99-years lease in cases pending before the High…


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Outcry as county plans to demolish temporary structures (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Olivia Odhiambo] A dispute is brewing between small-scale traders and the county government over plans to demolish the former’s kiosks. The county has argued that the structures have to be demolished to allow proper town planning. More than 100 traders in Siaya have already received notices from the county government asking…


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Land rates top Nairobi’s Sh10bn tax payments

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by John Mutua] Property rates topped City Hall’s revenue collection as the county raised Sh10.25 billion in taxes, levies and penalties in the financial year ended June, falling short of the annual target by nearly Sh5 billion. Data by the County Revenue Department shows that the Governor Mike Sonko administration collected Sh2.04…


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Man loses parcels of land over wife’s unpaid Sh3m loan (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Anne Atieno] A Kisumu man has been dealt a huge blow after the Lands and Environment court gave the Kenya Women Finance Trust the greenlight to sell his parcel of land over a Sh3 million loan. The loan was reportedly taken by Gabriel Otieno’s wife for her business. In order for…


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Delay in reconstituting NLC slows down compensation for dam construction (Kiambu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Maichuhie] The delay in constituting a new National Lands Commission (NLC) has slowed down the compensation of people affected by construction of a Sh24 Karemenu Dam in Gatundu North Constituency. This has delayed construction of the of the multi-billion shilling dam whose construction is being funded through a joint venture…


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