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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Committee warns against resettling flood victims in forests

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Titus Too] National Environmental Complaints Committee has cautioned against any attempts to excise existing forest cover, as proposed by some leaders, to resettle families displaced by landslides and floods. The committee said the country is still struggling to attain the required 10 per cent forest cover and interfering with the existing…


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Construction of Sh6.9b Naivasha Dry Port begins

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Antony Gitonga] Construction of the Sh6.9 billion Naivasha Dry Port has started. The government projects that the port, which was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta last month, will be ready by the end of December. Families that were living on the 1,000-acre Kedong ranch, where the port is being built, have…


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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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1,200 families risk being evicted again from 600 acre Itare dam land (Bomet County)

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Share      More than 1200 families of the Itare Dam evictees risk being homeless again following the government plans to evict them from the land where they had been settled. The families have been a staying on the piece of land as their home in Kuresoi for the last two years .They have vowed to resist the…


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Plan to settle Mau Mau war veterans in Laikipia kicks off

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Share      The journey to settle former Kenyan freedom fighters has kicked off after the Dedan Kimathi Foundation paid the first part of Sh31 million to Mathira-Kahonoki-Gitaaraga Land Investment Company who are selling their land situated in Rimuruti, Laikipa County. The foundation plans to settle 3,455 surviving Mau Mau war veterans where each member will get a…


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Bid to legalise settlement on forest criticised

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Share      Conservationists have criticised the move by Baringo County Assembly seeking to degazette Ol Arabel Forest in Mochongoi, to pave way for resettlement. According to a motion by Mochongoi MCA Kipruto Kimosop, degazetting of the forest would pave way for legalisation of Mochongoi settlement scheme.The MCA noted that people residing within the settlement scheme have no…


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