Dominion Farms hands over Yala swamp to new investor (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Dickens Wasonga] American firm Dominion Farms Limited which held a 25-year lease for Yala swamp land in Siaya County has officially handed it over to Lake Agro Limited. A Gazette Notice dated January 13 indicates that Dominion Farms, which initially occupied land measuring 3,700 hectares within the Yala swamp will, subject…


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Land case against Bondo MP fails to proceed (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Dickens Wasonga] Hearing of a case where Bondo MP Gideon Ochanda is accused of grabbing his neighbour’s land in Usigu failed to proceed on Monday following the transfer of the magistrate handling the case. The transfer came as Mr Tom Onyango Okech’s lawyer Cleveland Ayayo was to present his witness in…


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Sand harvesting still thriving despite ban (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Isaiah Gwengi] Sand harvesting continues to thrive along Lake Victoria beaches in Bondo sub-county despite a ban by National Environment Management Authority (Nema). The sand harvesters are involved in massive environmental degradation affecting the beaches and nearby farms. In June, Nema imposed a ban on sand harvesting as part of its…


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Outcry as county plans to demolish temporary structures (Siaya County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Olivia Odhiambo] A dispute is brewing between small-scale traders and the county government over plans to demolish the former’s kiosks. The county has argued that the structures have to be demolished to allow proper town planning. More than 100 traders in Siaya have already received notices from the county government asking…


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NLC steps in to end Yala Swamp, Dominion Farms row

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Justus Ochieng’] Yala Swamp communities in Siaya County have a reason to smile after winning a protracted land battle against the giant Dominion Farms Ltd. Residents had petitioned the National Land Commission (NLC) to right a historical injustice in which their farms were allegedly grabbed by the American firm. In a…


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Officials under probe over land fraud (Siaya County)

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Share      Chiefs and their assistants are among officials under investigation for fraud, County Commissioner Michael ole Tialal has said. He expressed concern about increased cases of fraud reported at land registries and cited Bondo and Ugenya sub-counties as the most affected. The administrator, who was speaking in Siaya town on Monday during Governor Cornel Rasanga’s state…


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Job Opportunity: Valuer (Siaya County Govt)

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Share      Required education: Bachelor’s degree Required relevant work experience: 8 years Application Deadline: 21st December 2018 Job Description: Reporting to the Director, Survey the Senior Valuer will provide leadership in the County property management, undertake valuation of County properties and provide for taxation of land, be responsible for acquisition of land for the County. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s…


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Lobbies call for probe into county land registries following public outcry

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Share      Lobbies in Siaya County are asking concerned state agencies to move in and investigate three land registries in the region following complaints of graft in the public offices. The groups have also petitioned Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney to urgently act on errant officers who they claim are part of a cartel involved in various…


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