Delay in reconstituting NLC slows down compensation for dam construction (Kiambu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Maichuhie] The delay in constituting a new National Lands Commission (NLC) has slowed down the compensation of people affected by construction of a Sh24 Karemenu Dam in Gatundu North Constituency. This has delayed construction of the of the multi-billion shilling dam whose construction is being funded through a joint venture…


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Mystery as landowners fail to claim SGR billions

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Nyambega Gisesa] A total of 330 people affected by the construction of the standard gauge railway (SGR) Phase 2A from Nairobi to Naivasha are yet to claim compensation from the National Land Commission (NLC), the Nation has learnt. The details emerged Wednesday after the NLC finalised the payment of about Sh20.32 billion as…


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Ministry says multi-billion SGR demolitions ordered by Cabinet

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] The Cabinet sanctioned the June 14 demolition of multibillion- shilling properties along the standard gauge railway (SGR) Phase 2A corridor, MPs heard on Tuesday. Transport principal secretary (PS) Esther Koimett told Parliament that the houses falling on the SGR corridor were brought down to pave way for construction. “However,…


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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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Inheritance battles delay Sh4.6bn SGR land compensation

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] Court battles, inheritance fight cases and family disputes have delayed release of Sh4.6 billion compensation to 660 persons whose properties were compulsorily acquired to pave the way for construction of the Nairobi-Naivasha section of the standard gauge railway (SGR). The National Land Commission (NLC) told Parliament on Tuesday that…


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Construction of Dongo-Kundu bypass hits wall over land tussle (Kwale County)

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Share      [Source: People Daily, by Harrison Kivisu] The construction of the second phase of the Dongo Kundu by-pass may be delayed further due to a land compensation tussles pitting the National Land Commission (NLC) and residents of Pungu village in Kwale county. The residents have demanded that the land be valued afresh, saying payout should be…


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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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