Land agent to serve three years in prison for land fraud (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Boniface Gikandi] A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for swindling a woman out of Sh11 million by pretending he could sell her land. Basileo Miriti was found guilty by Murang’a Principal Magistrate Edwin Nyaga of conning Susan Waithira. Mr Miriti was charged that on diverse dates between…


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Two charged for trying to defraud investment firm in Donholm land (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dominic Omondi] Two people were charged in court with attempting to defraud an investment company by selling its land valued nearly Sh1 billion. Peter Gitau Muiruri, Peter Njoroge Kanika and others not before court were on Thursday arraigned at Milimani Law Courts and charged with attempt to defraud MS Gidjoy Investments Limited by forging documents to show they owned a parcel of land in Nairobi valued at Sh944…


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Doctor charged for defrauding his father of land (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Muthoni] A man has been accused of trying to steal a Sh20 million piece of land from his father. Onentiah Magare, a senior official at the Ministry of Health, is alleged to have defrauded his father Joshua Gichana the land measuring 0.9 hectares in Donholm, Nairobi. Mr Gichana said Dr…


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EACC wants KPA officials prosecuted over illegally leasing out public land (Mombasa)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Joackim Bwana] The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has accused the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) of illegally leasing out 3.2 acres of public land. According to EACC, the land worth more than Sh450 million was leased to a private developer to secure a bank loan. Yesterday, the commission told the High Court…


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Former President ordered to pay widow Sh1 billion for grabbed 53-acre land

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Share       [Source: Business Daily, by Richard Munguti] Retired President Daniel arap Moi and two other persons have been ordered to pay Sh 1 billion as compensation to the family of a deceased politician whose 85-year-old widow has battled for years over the ownership of an up-market parcel of land measuring 53 acres. High Court judge…


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Homeowners risk eviction in Kajiado over fake land deals

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Stanley Ngotho] It has also emerged that houses worth hundreds of millions of shillings might be demolished in all satellite towns in Kajiado after buyers were duped into purchasing urban centre plots owned by other people. Most of these business and residential homeowners were allocated town plots already sold or issued…


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EACC arrests ex-NLC boss and 23 others

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Walter Menya and Vincent Achuka] National Land Commission former chairman Muhammad Swazuri, and over a dozen other ex-officials and businesspeople have been arrested over alleged corruption. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives picked up the officials from their homes in Nairobi on Wednesday morning. Their arrests are linked to fraudulent compensation…


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Man, 79, convicted for land fraud (Nyeri County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] A 79-year-old man has been convicted by a Nyeri court for forging land ownership documents and fraudulently obtaining registration from the Ministry of Lands. Mr John Wagura Ikiki was convicted Monday by Senior Principal Magistrate Phillip Mutua who found him guilty of three criminal charges involving conspiracy to defraud,…


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