Petitioners seek Sh2b for land in rail project (Kwale County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Joackim Bwana] Residents of Kwale are seeking to lift orders that stopped theNational Land Commission (NLC) from compensating them Sh2 billion for land acquired for the railway project. In an application filed at the Lands and Environment Court in Mombasa, the residents of Kwale want the court to allow NLC to…


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Community in fresh bid to register Yala swamp land (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Isaiah Gwengi] Residents of Yala swamp have begun the process of registering the swamp to ward off cartels seeking to benefit from the process. The residents in partnership with a local NGO – Support Community in Democracy Alliance (SCODA) and Yimbo Union now want the swamp registered under community name as…


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Landowners win case against squatter body (Kilifi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Nehemiah Okwembah] More than 3,000 squatters belonging to Nayeni Mibuyuni Squatters Association suffered a major setback after a Malindi court ruled they had no legal claim to the land they occupy. Tuesday’s ruling reversed a declaration by the National Land Commission (NLC) on September 18 that  the squatters were the rightful owners…


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Locals demand fast compensation for fluorspar mining land (Elgeyo Marakwet County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Fred Kibor] Residents whose land was taken for extraction of fluoride in at Kerio Valley almost 50 years ago are yet to be compensated. The landowners surrendered some 9,070 acres to the Kenya Fluorspar Mining Company in the 1970s. The mining company ceased operations at Kerio Valley three years ago. Under Kimwarer…


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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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Residents block Yala swamp’s survey (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Olivia Odhiambo] Residents of Yala have blocked the inspection of a swamp land, demanding to be included in the process. The exercise that had been running for the last four months, was  ordered by the National Land Commission (NLC). The residents have said they want time to engage a private surveyor…


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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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Dispute over renewal of land lease to Del Monte (Kiambu County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Simon Ciuri] Sharp differences have emerged between elected Kiambu leaders and the Ferdinand Waititu-led county government over the renewal of the land lease to fruit juice processor Del Monte Kenya Limited. The leaders have opposed the renewal of the lease for another 99 years, accusing Mr Waititu and Del Monte chief…


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