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Faceless individuals have descended on Nairobi Dam and are subdividing the water body in what could be the last painful nail on the coffin for what was once the city's spare water reservoir and popular leisure location. The Sunday Standard gathers that the plan by the individuals who have begun fencing swathes of the damto reclaim it since it has pertly solidified over time due to siltation, is to convert it for real estate. An acre of land in Lang'ata where the dam is situated,…
The Cabinet has issued a directive waiving fees for land title searches. Chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta, the government on Thursday issued the waiver to cushion Kenyans from unnecessary costs. This is part of the Government’s policy to make doing business in Kenya easier. The directive is also expected to reduce the bureaucratic procedures that have characterised land transactions for decades. It comes on the back of the progress that the Jubilee administration has made in issuing more than three…
Power generating firm KenGen has suspended the construction of a 400-megawatts wind power plant in Meru County until land rows rocking the project are resolved. The first phase of the Meru Wind Farm Project that is expected to cost Sh6.9 billion was scheduled to be completed in December, this year. The project will sit on an 18,700-acre-piece of land in Tigania East Sub County. According to KenGen’s managing director, Albert Mugo, the construction has been delayed due to land disputes.…
Pastoralism is the main production system practised by communities who live in range lands and dry lands which are usually arid or semi-arid. But pastoral communities are facing increasing pressure on their land. Traditionally, pastoral communities have accessed and used land collectively, using customary laws and norms to manage the land. For example, the Maasai community in Kenya believed that land was a birth right accessible to everyone. No individual could restrict access over a section of land. In addition,…
Kenyans of Asian origin and foreigners who have acquired land in the country are a worried lot due to frequent intimidations from influential people keen to evict them. Occupants of lease hold properties have become targets of a cartel that is colluding with officials at the Ministry of Lands to fraudulently process extension and renewal of land leases, according to Nyamira Senator Kennedy Mong’are. In Nairobi, hired goons who rely on forged ownership documents and renewing others illegally have descended…