Govt barred from evicting Elsa Ntirim residents from disputed land (Isiolo County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Waweru Wairimu] A Meru court has issued orders barring the government from evicting residents of Elsa Ntirim in isiolo County from a disputed land claimed by the Kenya Defence Forces School of Infantry. The Environment and Labour Relations Court issued the orders stopping the eviction, whose notice expires on October 12,…


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Anxiety as army eyes training land in Isiolo, Meru

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Ali Abdi] Hundreds of families in Isiolo Central and parts of Meru are worried after the military ordered them to vacate the land they occupy or face eviction. In Isiolo Central, the Department of Defense (DoD), on behalf of the School of Infantry (SOI), gave residents a 30-day quit order last…


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Court stops Isiolo county government from demolishing kiosks

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Olivia Murithi] The Meru Environment and Land Court has restrained the County Government of Isiolo from demolishing or evicting traders from 250 kiosks in Isiolo town. The traders’ lawyer Kiogora Mugambi filed a certificate of urgency seeking an order barring the county government from displacing his clients. The kiosks in dispute…


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Meru Land Court judge to simultaneously listen to seven Isiolo land disputes

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Ndung’u] The court has ordered the director of survey to visit Mwangaza and Kiwanjani estates in Isiolo town that have had land ownership disputes. The order came after Meru Land and Environment Court judge Lucy Mbugua listened to legal arguments of eight lawyers representing hundreds of litigants in claims against the…


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Residents protest against KDF over land (Meru, Isiolo)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Ali Abdi] Hundreds of residents from Isiolo and Meru counties have accused the military of encroaching on their land. Residents yesterday staged demos in various urban centres in both Isiolo and Meru to pile pressure on several units of the army to vacate their properties. One group concluded its demonstrations at…


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Isiolo County responds to case on disputed airport land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Ndung’u] The county government has filed its response in a case involving individuals claiming plots in Mwangaza, near the Isiolo International Airport. County Chief Officer for Lands and Planning Rashid Mude Arale filed a three page affidavit in the Lands and Environment court in Meru. Mr Arale declared that land…


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More groups oppose site meant for Isiolo resort city

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Share      A wildlife lobby has joined a section of locals and organisations in rejecting the proposed site for Isiolo resort city in what is likely to delay roll out of the flagship project. Friends of Isiolo Game Reserves (FIGARE), a local community-based organisation, wants the site for the project moved from Kipsing Gap in Isiolo North…


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Group fights to have Isiolo city site moved amid concerns over wildlife

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Share      Local resistance to the proposed location of the Isiolo resort city is gaining traction, with a section of elders and civil society organisations lobbying residents to push for a change of site. The group, that also opposes construction of the Sh20 billion mega dam located at Crocodile Jaw on the Isiolo-Laikipia border, has asked the…


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