MP to pay firm Sh50,000 for delaying land case (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Daniel Chege] The High Court has ordered Nakuru East MP David Gikaria to pay Galana Oil Kenya Limited Sh50,000 for delaying a land case. Justice Dalmas Ohungo of the Environment and Lands Court in Nakuru ordered the lawmaker to effect the payment by today. Justice Ohungo awarded the firm the compensation…


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Plan to clear 1,500 acres of Menengai Forest sparks uproar (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Caroline Chebet] Residents and conservationists have criticised a decision by the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) to clear more than 1,500 acres of indigenous trees at Menengai forest to accommodate farmers. The forest has since 1930 been considered a buffer zone between Lake Nakuru National Park and a rapidly expanding Nakuru town.…


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Nakuru town’s housing sector in crisis

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Ben Ahenda] Real estate owners and agents in Nakuru Municipality have fallen on hard times following the government’s measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The resulting constraints on work and incomes has seen a number of tenants relocate to cheaper residences as they are unable to meet rent demands in houses…


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Nakuru County stops building plans due to fault lines

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] Nakuru County Government yesterday put a halt to all development plans in areas shown to have major weak fault lines. Some areas of Nakuru Town West, including Shabab, Teamsales, Total roundabout and Pyrethrum Estates were under survey by a team of experts from Kenya Electricity Generating Company and Geothermal Development…


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Group rejects order to share 5,186-acre land (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Daniel Chege] A row over the ownership of a 5,186-acre parcel land in Subukia sub-county, Nakuru County, raged on following a directive by a local administrator that the two parties should share it. Members of the Ukingoni Farm Limited, which claims it legally owns the parcel, have protested the directive by…


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Court allows KANU to sell Naivasha land (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Joseph Wangui] Political party KANU intends to sell one of its properties in Naivasha to boost funding for its operations after receiving a go-ahead from a court. Justice Teresiah Matheka dismissed a case filed by a group of 44 party members challenging the sale of the land to Naivas Ltd. She…


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Woman pleads with State to save her land (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Mercy Kahenda] A 65-year-old woman in Ol Jorai, Gilgil Sub-county, has accused the Ministry of Lands of frustrating her efforts to repossess her own land. Pauline Maiyo said despite numerous complaints to the ministry, some individuals are forcefully trying to evict her from the 30-acre property that she was allocated by…


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Ng’ati farmers land buying company to be probed over Sh500m land scam (Nakuru County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Antony Gitonga] Over 500 members of Ng’ati farmers land buying company in Naivasha have lost huge sums of money after some directors failed to honour their obligations despite receiving Sh505 million from a State agency, a report has revealed. The investigation report of the ad hoc committee on Ng’ati farm alternative…


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