Court orders KPA out of fish landing beach (Kisumu County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Harold Odhiambo] The quest by Kenya Ports Authority to expand the Kisumu Port has suffered a setback after a court issued orders restraining it from interfering with a parcel of land that hosts a fish landing site. The landing site dubbed Kichinjio beach is adjacent to the recently renovated multi-million shilling…


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NEMA to pull down 100 houses built on riparian land (Laikipia County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by James Munyeki] Anxiety has gripped plot owners at Manguo estate in Nyahururu town after they were issued with orders yesterday to demolish their buildings. The 30-day ultimatum by the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) requires all property on River Uaso Narok riparian land to be brought down. Over 100 houses are set…


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Second phase of demolitions of buildings on riparian land in Kisii to resume

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation] The second phase of demolitions in Kisii is set to resume this week even as members of a multi-agency task force mandated with the exercise admit corruption may have hindered success in the first stage. Yesterday, members of the task force who had met to deliberate on the next stage of demolitions…


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Govt task force demolishes houses on riparian land in Kisii

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Ruth Mbula] Dozens of houses built on riparian land in Kisii town were on Wednesday demolished by a multi-agency task force. Locals claimed they were caught by surprise in the demolition of more than 100 houses along Nyakomisaro river. Police presence was heavy during the exercise that began in the morning, their role…


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Kisumu County sued for repossessing riparian land

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Rushdie Oudia] An environmentalist has sued the Kisumu County and Nyanza Golf Club for encroachment on riparian land. Michael Nyaguti, chairman of Magnam Environment Network, accuses the two parties of possessing the wetland area at the mouth of River Kisat without “properly convening public” participation or getting the relevant documents. The…


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Building owners get State reprieve (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Rawlings Otieno] The Nairobi Regeneration Team has reported that the economy will lose Sh500 billion if all of the 5,000 buildings sitting on riparian land within Nairobi are demolished. Tourism CS and Nairobi Regeneration Team co-chairman Najib Balala said that was the only reason the buildings had been spared. “The demolitions…


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Hotel on riparian land in Naivasha demolished

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Share      A hotel constructed on the riparian land around Lake Naivasha has been brought down following a notice from the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA). The hotel which was been constructed by Chinese investor was declared illegal and the owners given a 14 day notice to bring it down. Last week, the environmental authority directed that…


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