Sale of disputed former VP land was above board, AFC now says

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dominic Omondi] The sale of a parcel of land that belonged to former Vice President Joseph Murumbi was beyond reproach, the managing director of the State agency that sold the property, insists. Lucas Meso, the Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) managing director, said North Mugor Limited acquired the land after a 13-year…


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Suspects in Sh2bn Miwani Sugar land fraud to face trial (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Victor Raballa] The High Court has ruled that all the persons accused of defrauding Miwani Sugar Company of land worth Sh2.3 billion be put on their defence. Justice Mumbi Ngugi’s (left) decision sets aside the one by Kisumu Chief Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ar. “I find and hold that all the accused persons…


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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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Former Kayole chief charged with illegal acquisition of Sh944m Donholm land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Sigomba Ramadhan Omar] Former Kayole Chief Alexander Hoops Shihemi has been charged with forgery and fraudulent acquisition of Sh944 million land in Donholm, Nairobi. However, Shihemi failed to take plea after his lawyer told Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku that they had obtained stay orders on criminal proceedings involving him. The…


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Court: Proof of divorce needed in dividing marital property

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] Married couples cannot divide their matrimonial property upon separation without a court’s decree of divorce or any other proof that the marriage between them is dissolved, the High Court in Nyeri has ruled. Justice Jairus Ngaah held that a couple’s separation does not dissolve their marriage union and the…


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Broker in land con scheme jailed for 15 years (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamore Maina] A land dealer has been jailed for 15 years without the option of a fine for stealing Sh11 million from a woman. Bascillioh Muyadi, 45, was found guilty of four counts of making a fake title deed which he presented to the prospective land buyer, said to be the…


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Maasai Mau settlers lose first round in bid to stop eviction

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Openda] The Environment and Land Court in Nakuru has declined to suspend the ongoing Mau Forest evictions by the government. A three-Judge bench led by Justice Sila Munyao declined to grant injunction orders sought by the 600 land owners seeking to stop the government from proceeding with the ejection of…


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Family fights to reclaim land sold to settle the displaced (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] A businessman may have duped the Government into buying 750 acres of land to resettle families displaced by the 2007/2008 post-election violence. On Tuesday, Attorney General Paul Kihara filed an application seeking to have Philip Kamau enjoined in a suit filed by his sisters and relatives, who want 240…


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