Lands Cabinet Secretary Farida Karoney appeared before the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Lands relating to Ruaraka land dispute, where Ruaraka High School & Drive Inn Pri School located indicating the ownership history since 1966 and whether there is any encumbrance on the title, in her response the CS said the records at her Ministry , Afrison Export Import Limited and Hueland Limited are the registered owner of the land in question LR NO 7879/4.
“The land in question is registered under the now repealed Government Land Act of 1902. By an instrument of conveyance dated 1905 the Crown first allocated a total of 1000 acres to Arthur Edward Atkinson Reg No. 333/All/1905” CS Karoney Said
Through a conveyance dated 21 Feb 1906 A.E Atkinson conveyed the land to Allan Thompson & Harris Temple by the indenture dated 5th Oct 1905 Reg No 38/All/1906.The Commissioner of Lands approved the subdivision scheme on 22nd of November,1983 as well as the surrender of the Nursery, Primary and Secondary sites and the social centers free of cost. However, the surrender was not effected.
The land in question is registered under the now repealed Government Land Act of 1902. By an instrument of conveyance dated 1905 the Crown first allocated a total of 1000 acres to Arthur Edward Atkinson Reg No. 333/All/1905.
The CS was tasked by the MPs whether the subdivision schemes was registered?
Farida said upon payment and approval of the subdivision scheme, the onus was Afrison Export Import Limited, to take the next steps to have the subdivision scheme surveyed and registered with the director of surveys.
she added that according to the Directorate of survey. Afrison Export Import and Hueland Limited did not apply nor did they ask for a survey. Had they done this it would have resulted in new numbers from the subdivided plots.
CS Karoney finally said the land had as of1984, declined the conditions imposed. Rather. they cancelled their application, once this was done, the land remained intact.
By Jacques Masea