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NLC protests proposed regulations from Lands Ministry

[Source: Daily Nation, by Kennedy Kimanthi] The National Land Commission (NLC) has protested proposed regulations on electronic land transactions, which the Ministry of Lands released last week. Lands Principal Secretary (PS) Nicholas Muraguri, in an advertisement in local dailies, said a task force constituted by the ministry had submitted drafts of the intended legislative instruments…

EACC flags sale of pensioners’ land to former Governor (Nairobi County)

[Source: Daily Nation, by Walter Menya] Questions have been raised on the sale of the Upper Hill property belonging to Kenya Railways’ pensioners to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, as the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) moved to stop the transaction. On one hand, the management of Kenya Railways Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme (KRSRBS) have defended…

Court shields Two Rivers from Koinange family land row (Nairobi County)

[Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] The High Court has shielded Centum Investments from the Koinange family property dispute after it ruled the land where Two Rivers Mall stands was acquired regularly. One of the widows of late Cabinet minister Mbiyu Koinange questioned the Sh1.1 billion deal that saw Centum acquire the land for Two…

Committee warns against resettling flood victims in forests

[Source: The Standard, by Titus Too] National Environmental Complaints Committee has cautioned against any attempts to excise existing forest cover, as proposed by some leaders, to resettle families displaced by landslides and floods. The committee said the country is still struggling to attain the required 10 per cent forest cover and interfering with the existing…

Report: Rents fall as low demand slows down city land prices – HassConsult

[Source: Business Daily, by James Kariuki] Rents dropped and land prices eased in Nairobi and the surrounding counties of Kiambu, Kajiado and Machakos in the first three months of the year with effects of the coronavirus pandemic expected to further hurt the property market on reduced demand. HassConsult, which conducts a quarterly property pricing index…