Court orders NLC to pay 4 in Mombasa for SGR land

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Philip Muyanga] The National Land Commission abused its statutory powers in refusing to compensate four Mombasa residents, whose two parcels of land the government acquired for construction of the Standard Gauge Railway. The High Court made this ruling on Monday, adding that a decision by the NLC, not to include or…


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Mombasa Judge wants lawyers to expedite Sh.4 billion SGR compensation dispute

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Joackim Bwana] The High Court in Mombasa now wants lawyers in the Sh4 billion Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) land compensation dispute to expeditiously conclude the matter that has been in court since 2016. Justice Charles Yano said the lawyers were wasting time by filing several applications instead of dealing with the…


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Landowners without valid papers paid Sh1bn for SGR

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) paid out more than Sh1 billion to property owners who lacked crucial documentation like national identity cards during compensation for the construction of the standard gauge railway (SGR). A new audit shows that the money was paid to individuals who did not hold requisite…


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Mystery as landowners fail to claim SGR billions

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Nyambega Gisesa] A total of 330 people affected by the construction of the standard gauge railway (SGR) Phase 2A from Nairobi to Naivasha are yet to claim compensation from the National Land Commission (NLC), the Nation has learnt. The details emerged Wednesday after the NLC finalised the payment of about Sh20.32 billion as…


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Ministry says multi-billion SGR demolitions ordered by Cabinet

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] The Cabinet sanctioned the June 14 demolition of multibillion- shilling properties along the standard gauge railway (SGR) Phase 2A corridor, MPs heard on Tuesday. Transport principal secretary (PS) Esther Koimett told Parliament that the houses falling on the SGR corridor were brought down to pave way for construction. “However,…


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Inheritance battles delay Sh4.6bn SGR land compensation

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Edwin Mutai] Court battles, inheritance fight cases and family disputes have delayed release of Sh4.6 billion compensation to 660 persons whose properties were compulsorily acquired to pave the way for construction of the Nairobi-Naivasha section of the standard gauge railway (SGR). The National Land Commission (NLC) told Parliament on Tuesday that…


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SGR land settlement row could cost Sh3bn

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Brian Wasuna and Vincent Achuka] Delayed payment for land, which stalled completion of the Nairobi-Naivasha leg of the standard gauge railway (SGR), could be costing the taxpayer Sh21 million per day, according to documents seen by the Nation. A letter by the chief executive officer of the National Land Commission (NLC) to…


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Article: Resolve land compensation stalemate – Collins Odote

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Share      [Source: Business Daily, by Collins Odote] A few days ago as I was watching the news, I came across coverage of demolition of buildings in Nkoroi in Kajiado County. The report, which has dominated television coverage for several days since then involved owners of houses on land that had been earmarked for the construction of the…


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