Surveyors on the spot for abetting Sh30b land fraud

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Mwangi Muiruri] Kenya’s economy loses an estimated Sh30 billion annually due to land fraud facilitated by corrupt and quack surveyors, Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri has said. The amount includes what the government loses inland rates, expenses in costly court cases and investment opportunities lost when the disputed land lies idle. Dr…


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Land survey starts for Lokichar-Lamu crude oil pipeline (Lamu County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Kalume Kazungu] A multi-agency team of surveyors has embarked on a preliminary survey of all the Lamu lands intended for the establishment of the Lokichar-Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline (LLCOP). The 824-km pipeline is a key component of the Sh2.5 trillion Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (Lapsset) Corridor project whose construction is underway in…


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State surveyors begin to draw Mau Forest boundary

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Robert Kiplagat] Government surveyors have started establishing a boundary between the Mau Forest in Narok South and human settlements in the area. This is after the government evicted 10,000 families from the 17,101-acre forest land two weeks ago. Speaking yesterday, Narok County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said after the boundary has been…


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Lands PS meeting with ISK Officials

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Share      [Source: @Lands_Kenya on Twitter] The Ministry of Lands Principal Secretary Dr. Nicholas Muraguri today met with other top management officials from the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya, ISK,  to discuss on the review of legislation in the Survey profession. The PS stated that the Ministry will make use of technology at the Survey of Kenya…


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Land surveys without county’s approval outlawed in Meru

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Olivia Murithi] The Meru county government has cracked the whip on ‘rogue surveyors’ in a bid to streamline land-related matters. Lands Executive Jeremiah Lenya said the order would be effective immediately and any surveys carried out would be considered illegal. “We’ve agreed as a government that no single survey scheme will…


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