Two title deeds at the centre of land ownership controversy (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Boniface Gikandi] The Murang’a land registrar is investigating how two people obtained title deeds for the same parcel of land. Alice Gishemba has visited Methi village in Mitumbiri/Wempa Location, Maragua Constituency, as ordered by Machakos Environment and Lands Court. The order dated May 14 directed the registrar to investigate how Erastus…


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Salvation Army church loses Sh1bn claim on land intrusion (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] The Environment and Land Court has dismissed a case filed by the Salvation Army church seeking damages amounting to Sh1 billion from three quarry miners. The church argued that the miners intruded into its land in Murang’a and caused massive environmental degradation. But Justice Grace Kemei on November 14…


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Del Monte sees end in sight to row after fresh survey of land (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Simon Ciuri] Thika-based fruit processor Del Monte Kenya says a fresh survey of the entire acreage held by the multinational will finally put to rest a bitter row with Murang’a County and some of its residents who claim the firm is farming on more land than is registered in its title…


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Forty Murang’a families advised to move to safer grounds to avoid landslide

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Boniface Gikandi] Some 40 families in Murang’a have been advised to relocate to safer grounds due to fear of a possible landslide. The Kenya Red Cross Society manager for Mt Kenya region, Gitonga Mugambi, said the families living in upper parts of Kangema and Mathioya have been asked to move out…


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MPs order new survey in Del Monte land row (Kiambu, Murang’a)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] The raging land ownership dispute between multinational fruit juice processor, Del Monte Kenya and residents of Kiambu and Murang’a has taken a new turn after Parliament ordered resurveying of the entire acreages held by the company. The National Assembly’s Lands Committee wants the Ministry of Land to immediately conduct…


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Del Monte now agrees to resurvey prime land (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Ngung’u Gachane] Del Monte Kenya now says it is ready for a re-survey of its contested land as Murang’a County and some of it residents push for it to cede acreage. This is after the National Assembly Lands Committee three weeks ago ordered a new survey be conducted within a month…


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Kihiu Mwiri land owners cry foul on ‘flawed’ titling (Murang’a County)

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Mwangi Muiruri] Some shareholders of the defunct Kihiu Mwiri Farmers Company in Murang’a County are accusing the government of hoodwinking them that they would get title deeds, claiming 12,000 of the documents are yet to be issued. President Uhuru Kenyatta disbanded the company in 2015 after it turned into a bloody…


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