Over 400 city home owners face eviction (Utawala, Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Amos Kareithi] A major row has erupted in a city housing estate where an estimated 400 homeowners are on the brink of being rendered homeless following a land ownership row. The ownership row over the 20 acres has heightened tension in Githunguri in Utawala, Nairobi, where home owners yesterday claimed bands…


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Villagers in bitter fight with sugar firm over prime land (Kwale County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Protus Onyango] Evictions, arrests and threats have become the order of the day for residents of Mabatani, Nyumba Sita, Vidziani, Gonjora, Fahamuni and Kingwede within Msambweni in Kwale. Over 4,000 families are locked in a bitter fight for 49,000 acres of land, LR. No. 5004/30/R. According to land records, the land…


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Pain, anguish as families evicted in bitter land row (Nandi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Nathan Ochunge] Well-wishers yesterday visited over 2,000 people evicted from disputed land in Cheptulu, Nandi County, and gave them food, medicine and tents. The evictees have been pitching tent on the land even after their houses were demolished by police on Thursday. The Kenya Red Cross Society gave the victims tents,…


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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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Police evict 800 miners from disputed site in Taita Taveta

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Renson Mnyamwezi] Hundreds of illegal miners were yesterday evicted from a disputed mine following a court order. According to the police and senior officials in the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, about 800 illegal miners had invaded the mine located at the vast Kasigau Ranch in Voi sub-county. Armed security officers engaged…


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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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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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High Court declines to hear Del Monte land dispute

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] A bench of three judges has declined to hear a petition by fruit processor Del Monte, stating that it lacked the jurisdiction to adjudicate the case. Justices Kanyi Kimondo, Chacha Mwita and Winfrida Okwany ruled that the central issue in the petition was about the renewal of leases, which…


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