Sultan heirs, tenants battle over land (Mombasa)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Patrick Beja] The long-standing land dispute between tenants-at-will and descendants of pre-independence Coast rulers (Liwali) who represented the Sultan of Zanzibar is far from over after the first meeting failed to resolve the matter. More than 20,0000 tenants from Mombasa who have built houses on the plots owned by the Liwali…


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Petitioners claim Del Monte sits on land acquired illegally (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Moses Nyamori] Residents of Murang’a County have accused Del Monte, a multi-national fruit processor, of holding thousands of acres of idle land. Kandara Residents Association told National Assembly’s Lands Committee chaired by Rachael Nyamai that the firm was only utilising 7,000 acres, leaving 15,000 idle. They insisted that the firm acquired…


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Land tussle to delay county’s annual agriculture show (Bungoma County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Harold Odhiambo] Two State agencies are fighting over 13 hectares in Bungoma, where the county’s annual agricultural show was to be held this year. The Lake Basin Development Authority (LBDA) has moved to court accusing the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) of grabbing the land. ASK was to stage the show,…


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Couple was conned in Sh42m plot, says NLC

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jack Murima] A court was yesterday told that a Nakuru-based judge and his wife who are in tussle with the county government were conned into buying a public land by a private developer. Caroline Khasoha, the National Lands Commission (NLC) county coordinator, told the court that a green card and searches…


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Two families battle for 1980s charcoal space (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Daniel Chege] A family wants the Environment and Lands Court to set aside a judgment that ordered them evicted from a prime property in Nakuru West Sub-county. Justice Dalmas Ohungo on May 22, 2019 ordered Florence Nduta’s  family to vacate land Nakuru Municipality Block 3/1104, or be evicted and restrained from…


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Battle for 8,700-acre Mumias land goes to National Assembly (Kakamega County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Benson Amadala] The controversy surrounding the 33-year lease for an 8,700-acre nucleus estate used by Mumias Sugar Company for cane development is now before the National Assembly, amid a legal case initiated by affected families seeking to repossess the land. At the centre of the row are families — locally referred…


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I&M, developer halt sale of Sh2bn Athi River Estate (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by John Mutua] The planned auction of houses in Athi River’s Sunset Boulevard Estate over a defaulted loan has been stopped amid a court order handing reprieve to more than 200 home owners. Leaky’s Auctioneers, appointed to oversee the sale of 204 houses 390 units on the estate said the principals —…


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Lawyer sues county, AG over seized Bukhungu Stadium land (Kakamega County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Jack Murima] A lawyer has accused the county administration of grabbing his land. Antony Milimu Lubulellah, in a petition filed before court, says a piece of land he was allotted in 1992 for a period of 99 years has been grabbed and annexed to Bukhungu Stadium without compensation. The lawyer has…


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