The UN has stepped in to solve Kenya's historical land injustices after the British government refused to execute this mandate. The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) has written to President Uhuru Kenyatta asking his administration to share crucial information on the matter. It seems to be informed whether the colonizer had offered any form of compensation or psychological and physical rehabilitation to the affected communities.
Compulsory acquisition is a common concept lately due to the rapid development in the country. It occurs when the Government acquires land that it has identified from individuals and companies for the purpose of building public infrastructure such as roads and railway lines. This is enabled by the Land Act, 2012 which enables the National Land Commission.
Life hasn't been easy for residents of Kagony and Korando area in Kisumu County as they have been living like squatters in their ancestral land. This has been happening for the past decade after signing a deal with the national government. To add salt to injury, the families are in possession of legal paperwork that shows that they were paid millions by the government and are supposed to move out.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has been dealt a huge blow after the Environment and Land relations court sitting in Malindi declared part of a law that he had assented to as unconstitutional. The law which had sought to bar land ownership by foreigners in Kenya was declared null and void by a three judge bench noting that it infringed on the rights of foreigners in the country.
Among the many disputes that birth the tribal clashes in modern day Kenya is the issue of land, especially among the pastoral communities. While some hearders from particular community claims a part of the land is theirs, another community comes in and claim ownership of it.This causes clashes and immense lose of lives and property of greater value.
Residents of Likoni who cross over to Mombasa and vice versa are set to get easy access as the Government is planning on a major project that will make it easier and faster to cross the Indian Ocean. Previously, Kenyans have been using the ferry to cross the Likoni channel prior to the completion of the Likoni crossing bridge which several claimed that it is far away to access.
photo of Olekina with Raila in an event(courtesy) Ledama Olekina,taking to his twitter account, revealed that if he would be elected in the seat of presidency, he would solve the land issues revolving around Laikipia.Ledama adds that no one would ever own 1,000 acres of land in the area and that,every grabbed ranch will revert back to the owner.
National Land Commission Representative Jennifer Wambua who was murdered in cold blood and body disposed of in the Vet Ngong area is yet to receive justice months after she was killed. This even as the puzzle surrounding her death continues to deepen. Today the main suspect in her killing is set to undergo a second mental test as ordered by the court today.
Photo: Former NLC deputy communications director National Land Commission (NLC) official Jennifer Wambua was found murdered and her body dumped at Kajiado County on March 12, 2021.Investigation by police indicates that she was raped by the murders before her death.The main suspect in the case, Paul Njenga was arrested by police last month at his home Embulbul in Ngong, Kajiado County.
Despite a court order barring any payment for the acquisition of the prime plot located in Cabanas, the National Land Commission (NLC) went ahead and paid Ksh1.8 billion. The plot of about 10 hectares, of registration number LR No. 209/11293/1 bore Ms. Roseline Njeri Macharia's name as the owner, despite claims that it belonged to the government.
Police officers from Kisumu along with several security agencies are currently trying to rescue a number of people that have been trapped in a building that allegedly collapsed in Mamboleo. Photo:Courtesy According to the reports given by the Standard, it has been revealed that the building which was under construction allegedly collapsed trapping several people including a woman who had gone to sell food to the construction workers.
Residents around Kiambu county have denied by the government access to 7,447 acres of state land held by multinational fruit juice processor by the name Delmonte. The Director of Survey has to conduct a resurvey on the entire land Del Monte Kenya Limited holds as it had been ordered by the government earlier.
Kenyans on social media have picked a fight with Jubilee Government following the now trending Muranga County account whereby it is reported that The Ministry Of Lands has denied Muranga residents 7,447 acres of state land held by multinational fruit juice processor, Del Monte. (,File Photo/Land C's Farida)
Recently, DP Ruto filed a case in a bid to save his multi-billion Weston Hotel from being demolished by National Land Commission (NLC) and Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). The lawyer representing National Land Commission, who wants the Weston Hotel to be demolished is DP Ruto's ally and Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata.
Kapseret constituency member of parliament and a close ally of Deputy President Dr.William Ruto, Hon Oscar Sudi has caused a stir online with his latest attack on Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka for trying to link the DP to a Land scandal surrounding him online. Penning his thoughts in a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Sudi said that Kalonzo is his level politician and should stop taking Kenyans for a ride, as the National Land commission is the Only body that determines who land belong to and not the DCI, questioning why the former Vice President must always drag Ruto's name into every scandal.
Violent conflict in Kenya is Politically instigated, as it's timing is always suspect. The conflict always arise when the country near election is a question that needs an elaborate answer. Politicans, in bid to drive their agenda of attracting more votes, get carried away by making statement that polarise the nation.
High Court Stops Gov't From Evicting Chebombai Community Members From Cultivating in Mt Elgon Forest
A high court in Bungoma has stopped the government from evicting Chebombai Community members from Mt Elgon forest. The environment and land court Judge Boaz Olao on May 24 ordered the government never to evict petitioners and other Chebombai community members from land parcel numbers North Malakisi/North Wamono. The court also ordered that all parcels outside the cutline between Cheptais forest and Chebombai area must not be interfered pending the inter-parties of this application.
Former Statehouse Communications director and now a renown blogger Dennis Itumbi has continued to attack the interior coordination cabinet secretary Fred Matiang'i even after yesterday's encounter with the police. Sharing a comprehensive letter on his twitter handle that has a huge following, Itumbi continously claimed that the state lost about 1.5B shillings in acquisition of Ruaraka land.
The Deputy President William Ruto suffers a very big and huge blow in an effort to save his Weston Hotel Saga from demolition and stopping the court's orders instituted against hi hotel. This was after on of his closest allies Murang'a senator Irungu Kang'ata opposed the plan.
Lawyers acting on behalf of Weston Hotel have made a fresh application to halt Monday’s hearing of its case with Kenya Civil Aviation Authority at the Environment and Lands Court. The hearing was to start on July 12, 2021, after Justice Bernard Eboso threw away Weston’s claims that it had no mandate to hear the case.