Court bars MPs from investigating land disputes

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Macharia Kamau] The Environment and Land Court has ruled that Parliament has no power to rule on land disputes. Sitting in Mombasa yesterday, Justice Munyao Sila of the Environment and Land Court ruled that only the National Land Commission (NLC) has the mandate to rule on such disputes. Justice Sila said…


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Narok Governor to receive report on land conflict

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Robert Kiplagat] A task force formed to investigate clan clashes in Narok County has blamed biased issuance of title deeds for the violence. Most of the clashes have occurred along the Nkararo-Enosoen border. In its report, the task force formed by Governor Samuel Tunai also cited double allocation of land along…


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Chiefs sent home over land clashes (Elgeyo Marakwet County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Fred Kibor] Two chiefs have been interdicted, while 40 police officers are facing disciplinary action after they were accused of abetting land clashes in Marakwet East. Four other chiefs are also in the process of interdiction for the same offence. Elgeyo Marakwet County Commissioner Ahmed Omar said the chiefs and police…


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Rent tribunals hear 244 cases in two weeks

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] Rent tribunals have handled 244 applications in the last two weeks, pointing to a deliberate attempt to reduce the backlog in the anticipation of many disputes when Kenyans and businesses start feeling the heat of restrictions in economic activity due to Covid-19. Chief Justice David Maraga on Wednesday disclosed…


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Egerton could lose land over Sh856m tax debt (Baringo County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] Egerton University risks losing a 642-hectare piece of land after the taxman demanded its title deed over Sh856 million tax arrears. The land is located in Marigat, Baringo County. This was revealed through court documents that the university has filed in response to a suit brought against it by…


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Meru Land Court judge to simultaneously listen to seven Isiolo land disputes

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Wainaina Ndung’u] The court has ordered the director of survey to visit Mwangaza and Kiwanjani estates in Isiolo town that have had land ownership disputes. The order came after¬†Meru Land and Environment Court judge Lucy Mbugua listened to legal arguments of eight lawyers representing hundreds of litigants in claims against the…


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Land disputes frustrating titling process (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Antony Gitonga] The high number of land disputes pending in Nakuru courts is frustrating a programme meant to issue¬†title deeds to at least 100,000 land owners by June. Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said more than 50 per cent of cases in courts across the county revolved around land. Mr Kinyanjui said…


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Ministry of Lands Notice: Taskforce on Ownership of Land in Mavoko, Machakos County

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Share      [Source: @Lands_Kenya on Twitter] The Taskforce on the Current State of Ownership of Land in Mavoko, Machakos County and Invasion by Squatters was appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for Lands and Physical Planning vide Kenya Gazette Vol. CXX-No. 149 dated 7th December, 2019. The Public is notified that the taskforce will be conducting public hearings…


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