Nairobi church faces eviction from public land after losing suit

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Joseph Wangui] The Redeemed Gospel Church Nairobi is facing eviction from a piece of public land that it was illegally allocated by the defunct City Council in the populous Umoja II Estate 22 years ago. Though the church defended the allocation for the parcel as legal the Land Court has ruled…


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Ruai, Mathare squatters seek to sieze KBC land (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Erastus Mulwa] Dozens of people who claim to have been evicted from Ruai and Mathare 4A in Nairobi have now invaded a 1,200-acre property in Matungulu, Machakos County. The land has been the subject of long-standing ownership row pitting the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) against the Komarock Housing Society. Yesterday, individuals…


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Farmer’s Choice reclaims 248 acres in Kiambu

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Joseph Wangui] Meat products dealer Farmer’s Choice Kenya has reclaimed a 248-acre piece of land in Kiambu that the National Land Commission believes is public property. In a judgment issued by the Environment and Lands Court in Thika, Justice Lucy Gacheru quashed NLC’s decision to revoke the company’s title for the…


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Government acquires 100 acres in Kirinyaga County for KEMRI project

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Mwangi Muiruri] The government has compulsorily acquired 100 acres of land in Kirinyaga for the mega Sh15 billion Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) centre project. This brings to an end the tussle between the national government and Kirinyaga County Government over the land, which has seen an acrimonious fallout between Governor…


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Senators want compensation for evicted Kariobangi families (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Collins Omulo and Richard Munguti] The government has come under fire following the demolition of houses in Kariobangi North, Nairobi, an action that left more than 7,000 families homeless. Senators led by the city’s Johnson Sakaja have demanded compensation for the families and legal action against officials involved in the illegal…


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Villagers sue airports agency after key road blocked in row (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Harold Odhiambo] A group of villagers living around the Kisumu International Airport have sued the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) over the ownership of a parcel of land a key road sits on. Residents of Usoma Village went to court after KAA erected a fence on a road passing through the parcel…


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Kariobangi families homeless as houses pulled down (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Collins Omulo] Thousands of Kariobangi sewage slum estate in Kariobangi North have been left homeless following the demolition of their houses. The demolition of the structures was carried out by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company in a bid to reclaim the land where more than 5,000 families have been…


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State evicts squatters from Ruai sewerage land (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Vincent Achuka] The government has started evicting hundreds of people who had bought property next to the disputed 3,000-acre piece of land that was dramatically repossessed last week to pave way for the expansion of the Dandora Sewerage Treatment Plant in Ruai, Nairobi. This comes as Deputy President William Ruto denied…


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