Government acquires 100 acres in Kirinyaga County for KEMRI project

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Mwangi Muiruri] The government has compulsorily acquired 100 acres of land in Kirinyaga for the mega Sh15 billion Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) centre project. This brings to an end the tussle between the national government and Kirinyaga County Government over the land, which has seen an acrimonious fallout between Governor…


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Firm, Wavinya family SGR land row rages (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Otiato Guguyu] A transport company, Dakawou, is seeking to block the family of politician Wavinya Ndeti from a Sh89.3 million property set aside for the standard gauge railway. The company says it had owned the land since 2010 and defended its case before the 2011 task force on irregular land led…


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Ex-inmate loses Sh45m Southern bypass land claim against State (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] An ex-inmate has lost a claim of Sh45 million against the government for compulsory acquisition of his land when he was in prison, part of which was used to construct the Southern Bypass. Wangai Gacheru was dealt a blow after Justice Lucy Gacheru of the Thika Environment and Lands…


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Kwale resident wants compensation before Mwache dam project starts

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Philip Mwakio] More than 1,600 residents spread in 24 villages in Kwale County who will be affected by the construction of the Sh4.8 billion Mwache dam project want to be compensated for their land. The construction of the proposed Mwache multipurpose project is meant to harness the flood flows from Mwache…


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Kiambu firm seeks Sh17bn for part of Kayole, Umoja estates land (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] Trustees of a land buying company started giving evidence on Monday in a case where they are seeking more than Sh17 billion from the government and individuals for a parcel of land on which part of Umoja and Kayole estates stand. The company has sued the Attorney General and…


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Cotu tussles with State over cement firm’s land (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Protus Onyango] A trade union has opposed the Government’s plan to compulsorily acquire 4,272 acres belonging to East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC). While detailing reasons for opposing the plan, Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) said Kenyan workers, who are the majority shareholders at Portland Cement, will be stripped of…


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State loses battle for land meant for city road reserve (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Everlyne Kwamboka] Failure by the Government to complete compulsory acquisition of land earmarked for the Northern Bypass road reserve has cost the taxpayer millions of shillings. The Commissioner of Lands is said to have failed to conduct a final survey after compensating original property owners in the 1970s or indicate in…


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Family seeks Sh1.4bn in land compensation – Nyeri County

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Share       The family of the late colonial chief Wambugu Mathangani is demanding Sh1.4 billion as compensation for a 135-acre piece of land occupied by the Nyeri County Government. Led by his estate’s trustees, the family caused a stir at the Wambugu Agricultural Training Institute on the outskirts of Nyeri Town when they locked up the…


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