A court has blocked the government’s plan to acquire 4,272 acres of land in Athi River to build affordable housing under its Big Four agenda.
Procedures must be followed even by the government
“Justice Komingoi of the Environment and Land Court said[COLOR=rgb(226, 80, 65)] [COLOR=rgb(0, 168, 133)]officials did not follow the law in seeking to compulsorily acquire the land, which belongs to East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPCC).The judge agreed with trade union association Cotu, represented by lawyer Donald Kipkorir, that the compulsory acquisition infringes the investments and economic rights of workers, who hold a stake in EAPCC.The judge issued a conservatory order “maintaining the status quo and directing the respondents jointly and or severally, their servants or other government or statutory bodies from interfering with the 2nd Interested Party’s (EAPCC) quiet possession and ownership of the property”.[COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]Cotu sued last year, arguing that pension scheme NSSF is the largest shareholder of EAPCC and stands to lose its investment if the land is taken over by the government.”
We will proceed despite the hurdles set by adui wa maendeleo.
“Govt rolls out Sh20bn affordable homes plan in Athi River - Business Daily” https://www.businessdailyafrica.com/bd/news/counties/macharia-rolls-out-sh20bn-affordable-homes-plan-in-athi-river-3640608
The government has launched a Sh20 billion housing project in Mavoko, Machakos County.
The project, Stoni Athi Waterfront City, will see the construction of 10,500 units comprising houses targeting low, middle and high-income earners.
The housing project is being developed by the National Housing Corporation (NHC) on 150-acre land.
Lying near the banks of River Athi, it will have 5,000 units under the affordable housing plan ranging from Sh1 million and Sh3 million per unit. Another 5,500 units target middle- and upper-income households with houses selling between Sh2 million and Sh8 million.
Other features include malls and social amenities including hospitals, schools, boat riding, playing grounds and parks for the residents.
Judiciary hasnt gone rogue its just the way its currently constituted thats problem. too much loop holes.
Justice Komingoi + Lawyer Kipkorir vs Gov’t + konyagi.
Halafu mseme kenya haiwezi gawanyika kikabila.
Located at the banks of Athi River!? Did NEMA do its due diligence!?
Na venye Kenya ni kubwa, why infringe on a natural resource?
You think it’s the deputy undermining the boss?
That’s the first case the slay queen lawyer Kipkorir has ever won but he shouldn’t celebrate too soon coz it will be appealed and overturned. A govt can’t be stopped from developing houses on its own land. Also the slay queen lawyer should know that the govt can even compulsorily acquire his land huko cheptongei village in marakwet and convert it into a cattle dip or garbage dump and there is nothing he can do about it.
Is there something going on with our Judiciary, because I’m also informed that Echesa has been cleared on the arms deal scam because the prosecution did not “prove” that he had a thing to do with it.
The DCI, ODPP and the courts. They are failing us where it’s supposed to matter by a lot.
Cities are built near rivers, nothing new
A large section of Venice, Italy is built on water.
tutajenga wakitakka wakuje wabomoe , corrupt maraga judiciary