Petitioners seek Sh2b for land in rail project (Kwale County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Joackim Bwana] Residents of Kwale are seeking to lift orders that stopped theNational Land Commission (NLC) from compensating them Sh2 billion for land acquired for the railway project. In an application filed at the Lands and Environment Court in Mombasa, the residents of Kwale want the court to allow NLC to…


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Article: New law to guide acquiring of land for public use – Washe Kazungu

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Washe Kazungu] Kenya’s economic blueprint, Vision 2030, identifies infrastructure as one of the cornerstones upon which the country shall achieve the goal of becoming a middle-income economy. This infrastructure component is what guided the previous and current administrations to always include such projects in their agenda of development. As a result,…


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Government assures landowners on compensation (Uasin Gishu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Fred Kibor] The Government has pledged to pay landowners who surrendered their property to allow construction of the Sh5 billion Cheplaskei-Maili Tisa road. The landowners under the Cheplaskei-Maili Tisa Self Help Group have been holding protests demanding compensation for their land. “We have not been able to pay school fees for…


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Judge awarded Sh40m for unlawful eviction from prime plot (Kakamega County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jack Murima] A Nakuru-based Judge and his wife have been awarded Sh40.5 million as compensation for land unlawfully taken from them by the County Government of Kakamega. The county has in addition been ordered to pay Justice Sila Munyao and his wife Linda Chepkorir Ruto Sh2.4 million as costs they incurred…


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Govt warns of arrests as Kenyans ‘play compensation game’

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Baya Samuel] The government has warned people who coalesce around government-owned projects and issue conditions and ultimatums for the implementation. Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya said this noting that Kenyans seek compensation as soon as they get wind of government projects in their areas. “Others go to the extent of…


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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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1,000 acres acquired for Naivasha industry park

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Winnie Atieno] The Government has acquired 1,000 acres of land for the Naivasha Industrial Park. Chief Economist, State Department for Industrialisation, Anthony Mugane says the masterplan is being developed as the Government sources for park developers. The plan to build the industrial park last year received a major boost after Parliament…


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Muhoroni residents protest against industrial park project (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Rushdie Oudia] Residents of Kango in Muhoroni, Kisumu County, who are opposed to an industrial park project, have protested against the project over land acquisition. Carrying placards, the Ombeyi Ward residents Monday staged a protest against what they claimed is forced takeover of land for the special economic zone. The residents…


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