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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NLC, Senate Lands Committee visit Kajiado to assess environmental impact of SGR

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Share      [Source: @NLC_Kenya on Twitter] The National Land Commission on Friday, 26th April 2019, joined the Senate Committee on Lands, Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, NEMA, and Kenya Railways to assess the environmental impact caused by the construction of SGR Phase 2A in Kajiado County. [Full article: @NLC_Kenya on Twitter] Share      


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SGR pay shock for prime land brokers on Narok-Kisumu route

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by George Sayagie and Victor Raballa] The news that the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will not immediately go past Naivasha to Kisumu has hit hard a number of speculators who had bought property worth billions of shillings along the route eyeing compensation from the government. A wave of excitement had been spreading…


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Extension of SGR to Naivasha to take longer

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Antony Gitonga] Extension of the 120km Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) will now be completed in August and not June as earlier projected. The delay will cost the government extra cash with the delay blamed on the compensation wrangles around the 5kilometre section in Ngong area. This came as it emerged…


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