Residents risk eviction from grabbed Ngong Forest land (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Standard Correspondent] At least 20,000 families in Nairobi’s Lang’ata area risk losing their homes after the State announced plans to seize land it says was grabbed from Ngong Forest. The homeowners are apprehensive after Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko said the government had begun repossessing all land illegally acquired by private…


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Woman pleads with State to save her land (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Mercy Kahenda] A 65-year-old woman in Ol Jorai, Gilgil Sub-county, has accused the Ministry of Lands of frustrating her efforts to repossess her own land. Pauline Maiyo said despite numerous complaints to the ministry, some individuals are forcefully trying to evict her from the 30-acre property that she was allocated by…


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State evicts squatters from Ruai sewerage land (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Vincent Achuka] The government has started evicting hundreds of people who had bought property next to the disputed 3,000-acre piece of land that was dramatically repossessed last week to pave way for the expansion of the Dandora Sewerage Treatment Plant in Ruai, Nairobi. This comes as Deputy President William Ruto denied…


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State reveals more grabbed Nairobi land after Ruai sewer saga

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Josphat Thiong’o] The government has listed other tracts of land in Nairobi that had been reserved for sewerage facilities but are now at risk of being taken over by private developers. This comes just days after the ministries of Land, and Water and Sanitation moved to reclaim 3,000 acres of grabbed…


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Government repossess grabbed Dandora land (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Judah Ben-Hur] The government is recovering 1,214 hectares of land grabbed from Dandora Estate Waste Sewerage Treatment Plant in Ruai. According to a statement signed by Joseph W. Irungu, principal secretary water, sanitation and irrigation Dr. Nicholas Muraguri, Principal Secretary lands and physical planning, the plant serves as the only waste…


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Nyamira County moves to repossess grabbed land

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Ruth Mbula] Dozens of buildings have been demolished in Keroka town as Nyamira County government moves to repossess grabbed public land. The land was set aside for the construction of a market in the town.  The demolitions have been ongoing for a week has left traders and residents counting heavy losses.…


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EACC recovers Sh150m land from ex-minister, Mosop MP (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Justus Ochieng’] The anti-graft body has recovered four parcels of land worth Sh150 million alleged to have been illegally acquired by Mosop MP Vincent Tuwei and former minister Peter Oloo Aringo in Kisumu. This comes barely a week, after civil society groups staged demos to protest the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission’s…


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EACC gets nod to repossess land parcels (Kisumu, Mombasa)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Harold Odhiambo] The anti-graft agency has secured separate court decisions allowing it to reclaim two pieces of prime public land that had been transferred illegally. One of the contentious pieces of land in Kisumu had been transferred to former Alego MP Peter Oloo Aringo, while the other one in Mombasa was…


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