Standard: Mukolwe cites the stretch of land along the Southern bypass in Nairobi where some developers have continued to put up structures despite being on a road reserve and warns that they shall not be spared.

 

The Commission is now training its sights on developments on riparian land, given the threat of a looming El Nino and resultant devastating effects like floods. Kara’s Deputy CEO and head of programmes Henry Ochieng says the problem of land grabbing in residential areas is widespread.“The list we have is what we had compiled at the time of meeting the NLC, but there could be more cases,” he says. Other cases cited by Kara are Lakeview estate, Njumbi Road, Ngei Phase 1, Loresho North ,South C’s Akiba estate, and Rungiri area. Another case is that of Metrovillas Estate versus Buruburu Girls Secondary school, where the 34-unit gated community claims to have been denied an approved access by the school. “We have revoked some titles in Tena, Kimathi, Loresho and Outer Ring areas. Other cases in Buruburu and Lang’ata are still pending. The case of Metrovillas estate versus Buruburu girls is in court, while the matter of Muthaiga North is under process. We have also held part hearings on the Loresho case,” Mukolwe says.