Over 400 city home owners face eviction (Utawala, Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Amos Kareithi] A major row has erupted in a city housing estate where an estimated 400 homeowners are on the brink of being rendered homeless following a land ownership row. The ownership row over the 20 acres has heightened tension in Githunguri in Utawala, Nairobi, where home owners yesterday claimed bands…


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Land conflicts frustrate investments in Eastlands (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Moses Omusolo] Picture a scenario involving a surging population, large tracts of undeveloped land, corruptible land administration authorities, populist politics and escalating land prices. This is Nairobi’s Eastlands, especially the wider Embakasi area where protracted conflicts over land have remained persistent despite numerous efforts to resolve them. The latest effort was…


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Former Kayole chief charged with illegal acquisition of Sh944m Donholm land

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Sigomba Ramadhan Omar] Former Kayole Chief Alexander Hoops Shihemi has been charged with forgery and fraudulent acquisition of Sh944 million land in Donholm, Nairobi. However, Shihemi failed to take plea after his lawyer told Milimani Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku that they had obtained stay orders on criminal proceedings involving him. The…


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Article: Hiving off Lenana land for a school a misstep – Marvin Sissey

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Marvin Sissey] The tragedy that befell Precious Talents Academy School in Nairobi recently is regrettable. To lose such young souls in what was ‘preventable’ means we, collectively, failed these children in a way bigger than we would care to admit. We failed them with our indifference. Indifference that made us appear ‘shocked’…


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Treasury put under pressure over road expansion project (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Maichuhie] Residents affected by the ongoing expansion of James Gichuru Junction-Rironi road yesterday camped outside Treasury Building in Nairobi to demand compensation for land taken up by the project. The residents drawn from Kinoo, Gitaru, Sigona, Rironi, Uthiru and Kangemi staged a protest outside the Finance ministry offices demanding to…


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City land owners hit by road project yet to be paid Sh7b (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Protus Onyango] More than 4,000 property owners affected by the ongoing expansion of 10-kilometre road from Waiyaki/James Gichuru road junction to Rironi are yet to be compensated. Mary Gathoni, 80, who is one of the Project Affected Persons (PAPs), is worried that she might die before getting her compensation from the National…


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Two charged for trying to defraud investment firm in Donholm land (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Dominic Omondi] Two people were charged in court with attempting to defraud an investment company by selling its land valued nearly Sh1 billion. Peter Gitau Muiruri, Peter Njoroge Kanika and others not before court were on Thursday arraigned at Milimani Law Courts and charged with attempt to defraud MS Gidjoy Investments Limited by forging documents to show they owned a parcel of land in Nairobi valued at Sh944…


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Doctor charged for defrauding his father of land (Nairobi)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kamau Muthoni] A man has been accused of trying to steal a Sh20 million piece of land from his father. Onentiah Magare, a senior official at the Ministry of Health, is alleged to have defrauded his father Joshua Gichana the land measuring 0.9 hectares in Donholm, Nairobi. Mr Gichana said Dr…


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