Nakuru land owners cry foul over ‘illegal’ rates

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Francis Mureithi] Nakuru County Assembly has endorsed a petition by 25 land owners in Shabab on illegal land rates and ordered Finance executive Peter Ketyenya to harmonise the rates. The assembly Lands, Housing and Physical Planning committee report said the erroneous rates so far paid by the aggrieved land owners should…


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County applying wrong land rates – Assembly (Nakuru)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Kennedy Gachuhi] Taxpayers in Nakuru have been paying irregular and exorbitant land rates to the county administration, the county assembly has revealed. The Assembly’s Committee on Lands, Housing and Physical Planning yesterday exposed, in a report, how landowners had been paying the rates based on an old and obsolete valuation roll.…


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Families kicked out of Nakuru sisal farm seek help to settle

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Kevin Rotich and Geoffrey Ondieki] Over 400 families who were evicted from Athinai Sisal Estate in Rongai, Nakuru County now want President Uhuru Kenyatta help them rebuild their lives. The evictees, who have now camped at the Athinai trading centre along the Nakuru-Baringo road, were kicked out of the farm in…


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Naivasha, Konza City named special zones

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Brian Ngugi] The Government has designated 9,000 acres of land in Naivasha, Mombasa and Machakos as special economic zones (SEZs) as it steps up efforts to boost manufacturing. Trade and Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya gazetted the zones Friday meaning they enjoy special tax and infrastructure that facilitate a wide range…


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Two families battle for 1980s charcoal space (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Daniel Chege] A family wants the Environment and Lands Court to set aside a judgment that ordered them evicted from a prime property in Nakuru West Sub-county. Justice Dalmas Ohungo on May 22, 2019 ordered Florence Nduta’s  family to vacate land Nakuru Municipality Block 3/1104, or be evicted and restrained from…


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Nakuru to use mediators in resolving land disputes

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Eric Matara] The many land cases pending in courts have prompted the Nakuru County government to train mediators to help resolve the disputes and hasten the issuance of title deeds to residents. Governor Lee Kinyanjui, in an interview with the Nation, said most land cases can be solved through alternative dispute resolution…


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Ogiek women urge State to resettle them (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Francis Mureithi] Women from Ogiek Kurbanyat community whose families were evicted from Mau Forest in Kuresoi South, Nakuru County, have appealed to the government to speed up their resettlement programme. Led by their spokesperson Ms Sandra Chebet, they said they have suffered for many years.  They blamed past regimes for failing…


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Double allocation claims rock Ndabi settlement scheme (Naivasha)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Macharia Mwangi] A row is brewing over land ownership at the Ndabi settlement scheme in Naivasha following claims of double allocations. On Tuesday, more than 400 farmers claiming ownership walked into the office of the Naivasha Deputy County Commissioner Mbogo Mathioya seeking audience. Speaking after the three-hour meeting, their leader, Thomas…


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