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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MP roots for public participation on proposed multi-billion Industrial Park (Busia County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Ignatius Odanga] Busia County has been petitioned to involve locals on the proposed construction of the multi-billion agricultural industrial park on the 843-acre land the court reverted to the State last year. Nasewa Nucleaus Estate located in Matayos Constituency was acquired by the Government from Nasewa residents in the 1990s, and…


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Win for Runda residents who built on road land (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Muthoni] A judgment by the Court of Appeal has exposed the Government to pay claims by third party buyers of grabbed public land. Although the judgment was not unanimous, justices William Ouko and Fatuma Sichale opened a window for anyone who bought land acquired by the State from other parties…


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Over 10,000 to be evicted in Webuye to pave way for industrial park (Bungoma County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Nathan Ochunge] Webuye residents have raised concerns over plans by the county government to build an industrial park in the town. Governor Wycliffe Wangamati has said the park, which will occupy 110 acres, will create more than 5,000 jobs for youth through the setting up of cottage industries as well as…


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SGR land settlement row could cost Sh3bn

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Brian Wasuna and Vincent Achuka] Delayed payment for land, which stalled completion of the Nairobi-Naivasha leg of the standard gauge railway (SGR), could be costing the taxpayer Sh21 million per day, according to documents seen by the Nation. A letter by the chief executive officer of the National Land Commission (NLC) to…


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Article: Resolve land compensation stalemate – Collins Odote

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Collins Odote] A few days ago as I was watching the news, I came across coverage of demolition of buildings in Nkoroi in Kajiado County. The report, which has dominated television coverage for several days since then involved owners of houses on land that had been earmarked for the construction of the…


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Article: Acquisition of land critical to power transmission plans

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Share      [Source: The Standard] The re-introduction of compulsory acquisition of land as an option in mitigating complexities associated with wayleaves breathes a new lease of life into the operations of industry players. Implementation of power transmission projects has faced myriad challenges in Kenya for many years. The government – in a special gazette notice of February…


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