Land and Conflict Sensitive Journalism sumaries

Sub-Category : Land

MPs Team up to Save families from Eviction

Daily Nation, pg 6
Thursday, 29 Nov 2012

Coast MPs meet in Nairobi next week to find ways of stopping the impending eviction of thousands of families from a farm in Likoni. The fate of about 50,000 people living on the 930-acre Waitiki Farm hangs in the balance after the

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Rich ‘pauper’ who can’t reap from his land

Standard Pg 18
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012

He remembers that day when he decided to buy the farm in Likoni, Mombasa, vividly. It was 37 years ago when Evanson Kamau Waitiki, then aged 30, bought the Waitiki Farm. In 1999 when  the infamous Likoni clashes broke out and

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Residents take to streets over planned eviction

Standard Pg 9
Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012

Residents of Likoni in Mombasa rose up against the proposed eviction of 120,000 squatters from land owned by businessman Evanson Waitiki. Tension has been growing between the squatters and Waitiki who went to court early this mont

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City slum land dispute set for hearing

Daily Nation pg 11
Sunday, 25 Nov 2012

The High Court will on Tuesday hear an application seeking to dismiss a case in which Nairobi’s Mukuru slum dwellers are claiming ownership of the land they occupy. Orbit Chemical Industries wants the case dismissed and High

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Freehold landowners put Kisumu in dilemma

The Star Pg 39
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012

Kisumu’s local authority is in a dilemma over how to effect zoning regulations on freehold land around the city. Many landowners who have inherited land are unwilling to sell it to private developers despite them being unabl

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Police ask for bulldozers to rid farm of squatters

Standard Pg 26
Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012

Police say they are ready to remove squatters from a disputed 930-acre farm in Likoni if the legal owner can provide bulldozers and personnel for the eviction. But local political and religious leaders are asking the Waitiki famil

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Squatters conned out of Sh4m in relocation deal

Standard Pg 23
Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012

More than 1,500 landless people in Trans-Nzoia County are stranded at Kenyatta Stadium in Kitale town after being conned out of Sh4 million by fraudsters. The families reportedly paid the money to a land buying company, which prom

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Eviction hangs over 120,000 in Mombasa

Standard Pg 6
Monday, 19 Nov 2012

A family has obtained a court order requiring the police to evict up to 120,000 squatters and their properties from land in Likoni, Mombasa County. But police are not keen to enforce the order, saying it would raise tensions in a

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