Lands minister James Orengo said the revocation is part of the governmentâ€™s commitment to repossess all illegally
acquired and irregularly distributed land across the country since independence.
â€œAs much as there are efforts by interested individuals or groups to slow down the fight against restoring land to the rightful owners, my ministry in partnership with Kenya Anti Corruption Commission and especially under my watch will not sit and allow those who grab land, and use it for speculation, to go on as usual,â€ Orengo said.
â€œThe fact that you hold a title deed does not give you access to land that was acquired illegally. We will catch
up with all players in irregular land acquisitions and make sure that they account for it,â€ he said adding that they are pursuing numerous land cases and the government will be revoking those titles immediately the
cases are settled.
In a Kenya Gazette Notice dated November 26, title deeds issued to private developers that have been revoked were, five plots that belonged to Kenya Wildlife Service in Lamu, five for the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute in Mombasa, two for Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa and nineteen that had been reserved for Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and Meteorological department in Mombasa.
In Nakuru 28 title deeds were revoked including those reserved for Nakuru Municipality Water
Treatment Plant and Moi Primary School while in Machakos 13 were revoked for land reserved for Machakos GK prison.
Rutoâ€™s Eldoret block 8/574 and other parcels of land belonging to SOMOG Ltd believed to be linked to the MP are among 43 titles which were revoked. The plots, according to Orengo, had been reserved for the Town hall.
Kabogoâ€™s Nairobi LR 7785/1173 is among 156 title deeds that have been revoked for land that was reserved for Woodley Estate, Dagoreti Estate, Kenya Institute of Administration and the City Council public market.
In Ngong 31 titles deeds were revoked, 11 in Kwale, 14 in Limuru, 37 in Kisumu, and 58 in Kisii.
By the STAR
DN on 8/12/10 reported, revocation of 345 title deeds owned by among others William Ruto, Fahim Twaha, William Kabogo pic.twitter.com/c1losd2oiD
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