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Kenya has started buying land from private owners to construct a high voltage power line connecting to Tanzania that will allow bulk electricity trade with southern Africa nations including South Africa. The National Land Commission (NLC) published a notice with the intention to acquire the wayleave corridor for the transmission line running from Isinya substation in Kajiado to the border town of Namanga. The 96-kilometre interconnector line will have a capacity to transfer 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity in either…
Land prices in Nairobi’s satellite towns have gone up significantly over the last year mainly driven by roads expansion. The latest land price index released by  real-estate firm Hass Consult yesterday showed Juja, 32.5 kilometres from Nairobi, saw prices appreciate by 45.2 per cent in the year to March, with an acre going for an average of Sh11.1 million. Ruiru, which is on Thika Road and adjacent to the Eastern Bypass, recorded a 44 per cent increase, with an acre fetching Sh23 million. Limuru, which is set for new road link, on the…
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.…

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