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Jubilee leaders embroiled in twist and turns of 'grabbed' KES 8B land

13 October 2014, 17:57 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The High Court has ordered the development of a KES 8 billion piece of land in Karen Nairobi to be stopped over allegations it was grabbed, with senior persons in the Jubilee government affected.

Through Justice Lucy Nyambura Monday, the court ordered the police to intervene and secure the parcel of land until a pending case in court is heard regarding the matter which has put the 134 acre piece of land under heavy scrutiny.

The Langata OCPD was ordered to ensure no more development continues on the land.

The genesis of the issue at the property is between two companies led by prominent individuals in the city, Telesource owned by former NSSF trustee Joe Kolonzo and Muchanga limited owned by Nairobi lawyer Da Gama Rose.

They both claim ownership of the land and insist that the other has grabbed the piece of land.

It is alleged that key and high ranking individuals in the Jubilee government have interests in the piece of land.

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There was a further twist Monday when the land registry revealed that the parcel of land is not owned by Da Gama, as had earlier been said.

National Land Commision NLC chairman Mohammed Swazuri said Sunday that according to records, the piece of land belonged to Da Gama, thus the confusion.

" The land belongs to Muchanga LTD. We will sit through it though and give other details along the way, he said.

A Mr John Mugo Kamau, who is said to have sold the land in 2005 was also enjoined in a suit filed by the lawyer and his representative Cecil Miller.

He claims to have acquired the land in 1982 for KES 1.2 million.

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