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Category : Land
Kari Sues over Naivasha Land-Grab The Star, Pg 9
Thursday, 03 Mar 2011

The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute has moved to court to challenge the alleged grabbing of a piece of land in Naivasha. They are suing Isahaki self help group over what it terms forced acquisition of its 330.95 hectares plot in Naivasha. The land hosts Kari staff residential houses, milk p

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School Gets Back Land Allocated to Private Developer The Standard, Pg 21
Monday, 28 Feb 2011

Lands Minister James Orengo has revoked titles of six plots which had been allocated to a private developer. The residents of the adjacent area and school community were jubilant with this announcement that was delivered by Mombasa Mayo Ahmed Mohdhar.

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Leases for Farming Land Need Renewed Attention Sunday Nation, Pg 33
Sunday, 27 Feb 2011

Mwenda Makathimo writes that the changes in constitutional provisions regarding maximum periods foreigners can hold land in Kenya affects some leases. Also, those holding leases on agricultral land should sumbit clear plans indicating how they will develop the land. Such should be part of the cha

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Kacc Probes Nyeri Land Grab Claims The Star, Pg 12
Friday, 25 Feb 2011

Kacc officials visited the Nyeri land offices following claims of corruption. They interviewed various members of the office and also s crutinized documents. They were on a mission to investigate the extent of the corruption and service delivery in the land ofice.

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Why Land Remains a Political Hot Potato Daily Nation, Pg 17
Thursday, 24 Feb 2011

Land in Kilifi is very political becuase most of the residents are squatters. Land has generally been contentious in the coast as seen by their push for Majimboism. In Kilifi and Kwale, it is more profound because huge tracts of land are owned by few individuals.

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Protests Erupt in Kieni over Land The Standard, Pg 18
Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011

Protests erupted along Nyeri-Nyahururu highway following alleged grabbing of public land by members of a land buying company. Among the parcels of land grabbed is one meant for the construction of the district headquaters for which the government has committeed sh30 million.

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Nyanza Lands Offices Shut as Angote Visits Weekend Star, Pg 9
Saturday, 19 Feb 2011

Business at the Nyanza provincial offices came to a stand still after the Lands PS Dorothy Angote visited. Angote asked foa ll strategic files in the province and held closed door meetings with the officials. This is in the wake of many corruption cases against members of the Nyanza office. It ha

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Trust Obtains Court Order over Land Saturday Standard, Pg 26
Saturday, 12 Feb 2011

An educational trust has obtained orders restraining the government from violating its constitutional right to own a parcel of land in Eldoret. Maria Soti Educational Trust obtained the orders against Registrar of Titles and Attorney General.


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