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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MCAs pass motion to compel Kirinyaga County to release title to KEMRI land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Joseph Muchiri] MCAs in Kirinyaga want Governor Anne Waiguru to release the title deed of a 100-acre land to Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) or face impeachment. The ward reps yesterday passed a motion compelling the governor to release the title to enable Kemri to kick off a Sh15 billion project.…


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Court revokes all Mwea scheme title deeds over fraud (Kirinyaga County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Munene] A court on Thursday revoked all Mwea Settlement Scheme title deeds, saying the process was fraudulent and must be repeated. Justice Yuvinalis Angima, of the Embu Environment and Land Court, said the entire process of subdividing and allocating the parcels was improper. “The subdivision of the disputed land and…


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Mwea rice farmers to get conditional title deeds

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Munene Kamau] The Mwea rice farmers have told the Senate Committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources that they will be comfortable with being issued with conditional title deeds for their farms. They also concurred with the committee that the four acres of land each family head was allocated when the…


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Kirinyaga leaders demand Mwea Trust land report

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Munene] Kirinyaga County leaders want the findings of the Chesoni commission on the controversial 54,000-acre Mwea Trust land made public. They expressed concerns that the government has taken too long to release the findings, yet tension continues to mount over the disputed land. The dispute over the ownership of the…


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Senate committee to push for Mwea rice scheme title deeds

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Munene] The Senate Committee on Lands, Environment and Natural Resources has said it will recommend that thousands of farmers who grow rice in the expansive Mwea Irrigation Scheme get title deeds. The committee, sitting at the Wangu’ru National Irrigation Board offices in Kirinyaga County on Tuesday, noted that the farmers…


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High Court nullifies man’s Will not signed by witness (Kirinyaga County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] The High Court in Kerugoya has invalidated a Will written by a polygamous man from Kirinyaga whose three widows were embroiled in a protracted battle involving the sharing of his properties. Justice Lucy Gitari found that the Will left behind by Wilfred Munene Ngumi was not legally valid because…


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Kirinyaga family left in the cold as houses destroyed over land dispute

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Share      A family at Kanyokora village in Kirinyaga West is in shock after people said to be auctioneers descended on their home and destroyed everything. Peterson Maina,70, said the raiders who were accompanied by armed police officers and hired goons destroyed five semi-permanent houses following a dispute over land. They cut down macadamia and mango trees…


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