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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Assembly allows sale of a controversial parcel of public land (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Boniface Gikandi] A piece of land at the centre of a pricing dispute between Governor Mwangi Wa Iria and the Senate will now be sold. The county bought the 34.9 acres for Sh340 million, five years ago to put up an industrial park. It stirred a controversy between Governor Wa Iria…


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Murang’a MCAs approve sale of controversial land in Kabati

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Ndung’u Gachane] The Murang’a County Assembly has approved a proposal by the Lands Committee to the controversial piece of land in Kabati. The assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to have the land sold and the proceeds used to boost development, especially water projects. The 34-acre piece of land bought for…


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Kandara residents stopped from invading Del Monte land

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Sam Kiplagat] A judge has issued orders prohibiting Kandara residents from invading land occupied by Del Monte pending the determination of a case filed by the fruit processing company. High Court judge James Makau, however, declined to stop a contentious determination made by the National Land Commission (NLC) on the occupation…


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Residents threaten to invade Del Monte land (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Article source: Business Daily, by Collins Omulo] Murang’a County residents have threatened to invade Del Monte land in the county if they are not involved in the process of its lease renewal. Through Murang’a County representatives group, the residents want the expansive pineapple farm sold to the highest bidder and that they be involved in…


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NLC mediates between Del Monte and Kandara residents

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Share      The National Land Commission (NLC) has concluded the mediation process between Murang’a County’s Kandara Residents Association and the Del Monte fruit farm over the company’s land lease and will give its findings before February 2019. NLC’s Samuel Tororei, who was chairing the mediation, Frday told the Nation that the process is over and that should the parties…


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Govt to compensate Murang’a landowners for trespassing

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Share      A decision by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) to install high voltage power lines traversing seven parcels of land in Murang’a County without consent of the owners has cost taxpayers Sh3.5 million in damages. Justice Grace Kemei of the Environment and Lands court has directed the government agency to compensate John Kiragu Sh1.2 million and…


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NLC defends right to hear land claim against Kakuzi

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Share      The National Land Commission (NLC) has told a court that it has the right to hear a petition where a group of Murang’a residents are claiming 39,323-acres of land owned by listed agricultural firm Kakuzi PLC. NLC said the petition, filed by residents organised under Kakuzi Division Development Association claiming the property as their ancestral…


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