Railways starts reclaiming grabbed land for mass transit rollout (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by James Kariuki] Kenya Railways (KR) has moved to reclaim its land reserve grabbed by politicians, churches and businesspeople to create space for construction of the Nairobi mass transit railway. Managing director Philip Mainga said demolitions of illegal structures were under way with priority being given to prime parcels of land within…


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Alarm as land grabbers swarm scenic Lake Victoria shores (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Protus Onyango] Schools opened for the new term three weeks ago, but 2,000 students at Victoria Primary School near Lake Victoria might soon have no place to learn. The school’s land measuring 3.6 hectares has been taken over by powerful individuals. Edward Omalla, the school’s head teacher, says the problem began…


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Land grabbers put Isiolo residents on edge

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Waweru Wairimu] More than 100 victims of land grabbing in Isiolo County have appealed for a fresh probe by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) so that justice is served. For the residents of Tuluroba, Mwangaza, Kambi ya Juu, Chechelesi, Mabatini and Kiwanjani, the predicament dates back to as early as…


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NSSF loses Sh293m in shady land deal done 24 years ago (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has lost Sh293 million in a shady land deal carried out 24 years ago by reclusive city billionaire Mike Maina, lawyer Chege Kirundi and government officials. In a protracted court battle that started in 2004, Mr Kirundi and Mr Maina spilt the beans…


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Proposed Bill to curtail public land grabbing

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Cathy Mputhia] Cases of land fraud are common in Kenya especially where land buying companies are involved. Not all land buying companies are fraudulent however. The state of land fraud is so dire that in 2017 an estimated loss of Sh60 billion was attributed to land fraud. There were also 7,052…


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Coast fishermen decry grabbing of landing sites, call for action

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Samuel Baya] Father Gabriel Dolan, the executive director of Haki Yetu — an NGO — says the delay by State officials in implementing an order by President Uhuru Kenyatta has hit the fishing industry in Mombasa and surrounding areas hard. “The President was very clear about reclaiming these sites. Unfortunately, they…


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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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Over 300 families in Lamu say grabbers targeting their land

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Kalume Kazungu] Over 300 families living in Mkondoni, Sina Mbio and Kalafuu villages in Hindi Division, Lamu West are living in fear of being evicted from their land after 15 moneyed tycoons, including one of German origin claimed to be the rightful owners of the land they live on. The areas…


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