Develop or lose it: Ruling on idle land divides legal opinion

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Paul Ogemba] A recent decision by the Court of Appeal to deny a widow her land and give it to the original owner by way of adverse possession continues to cause anxiety among land owners. But on the flipside, the decision by Appellate Judges Agnes Murgor and Daniel Musinga has raised…


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Widow loses Sh100 million land to original owner (Mombasa County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Paul Ogemba] Failure by a widow to take immediate possession of land bought by her late husband has made her lose the property. Court of Appeal Judges Agnes Murgor and Daniel Musinga ruled that Loise Nduta had no claim to the four-acre piece of land in Mtwapa, Mombasa County, after failing…


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Firm loses prime land to squatters in Malindi (Kilifi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] A housing development company has lost ownership of a prime piece of land in Malindi to squatters as the legal principle of adverse possession continues to trip up clueless land owners. Fort Properties Ltd lost a 142-acre parcel to a group of 240 squatters after the Environment and Land…


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Article: Can one invoke ‘adverse possession’ in land row? – Eric Mukoya

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Eric Mukoya] Land is such an emotive issue in Kenya, being the single most important source of production and livelihood. There are many people who have employed deceit to gain possession of land, but others who through legally recognised means, obtain similar outcome, and this informs this response. The situation between…


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Court allows Cleric to evict woman from father’s Nyeri land

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Share      A court has allowed retired PCEA cleric Timothy Njoya to evict a woman who claims to be his stepmother from a four-acre parcel of land owned by his father in Mukurweini, Nyeri County. Nyeri Senior Principal Magistrate Phillip Mutua Monday refused to declare Mary Wangui Maina as the proprietor of the land and instead ruled…


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