Squatters to pay church Sh500,000 for trespass on its land

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Nation | by Philip Muyanga


Tens of squatters residing on a 40-acre parcel land belonging to the Catholic Church in Voi will now be forced to pay the church Sh500,000 as general damages for trespass, a court has ruled.

The Environment and Land Court said the registered trustees of the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa which owns the land is entitled to be compensated for the denial of use of its land for over a decade.

“I award the plaintiff (church) damages of Sh500,000 on account of nominal general damages for trespass…

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