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Kajiado West MP sued in land row

28 April 2014, 12:47 Millicent Kawii

Nairobi - Kajiado West Member of Parliament Moses Ole Sakuda is at the epic center of a Sh 19M boiling community land transfer dispute in Kajiado County to a power Transmitting Company.


In a suit filed by five residents from Kajiado County, the community is seeking to stop the Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) from pursuing its interests in starting off and continuing any construction of a transmission line in Isinya-Suswa since the land to be used was allegedly acquired with a fake title deed despite being paid for.


Mr Moses Ole Kinaiya, Mr Eliud Meja, Rev. Stephen Mparinkoi, Mr Karerian Lankas and Mr Arison Wuala have sued Mr Ole Sakuda, a Community based Organization (CBO) called Olosho Oibor Water Catchment Area Group and its two officials Mr Samson Seketian and Mr Simeon Partaati as well as the Kajiado North Land Registrar, the Attorney General and KETRACO in a resident’s bid to reclaim communal property.


The County Government of Kajiado and the National Land Commission are named as interested parties.

“We want an order issued restraining KETRACO from commencing or continuing any construction work of the Isinya-Suswa 400 KV transmission line upon any part of the suit property,” the residents said.


The land in dispute is part of a 320 ha, registered as Olkejuado County Council, reserved for community use as Oloisho Water Dam and is held in trust by the Kajiado County Government.


On October 9, 2013, KETRACO expressed interest in acquiring 46.068acres for the construction of the transmission line in the region while offering to compensate the loss of the use of the land and approached the CBO’s officials instead of the County Government.


KETRACO paid Sh 19, 348, 560 as compensation based on its policy that a land value of Sh 1.2M per acre at 30 percent loss of use which was reviewed to a rate of Sh 1.4M per acre following a request to support the community as part of Corporate Social Responsibility by the Olosho Oibor Water Catchment Area Group on December 18, 2013.


The initial payment was meant to be Sh 16,584,319.64 before the review and Sekatian and Pataati aided KETRACO to acquire a title deed of the said land on November 26, 2013.


The CBO officials oversaw the transfer of Sh 15M of the paid funds to the Kajiado West Constituency Development Account in contravention of the law which mandates only the National government to deposit funds in that account.


Since payment was to go to the CBO and the County government demanded to take charge of the funds, the members of the CBO sought Mr Sakuda’s help who allowed the funds to be then transferred to Kajiado West Constituency in a bid to secure the funds from looming tension.


Allegedly the money had been paid out to individuals to defeat the interests of the community.


Whilst the community held meetings to identify projects funded by the Kajiado West Constituency office, the Kajiado County executives Richard Parsitau and Dickson Ntikoisa wrote to the National Land Commission proposing the land to be reverted to the community following the rising tension.


It was then that it was discovered that the land had not been transferred and they instead wrote another letter to stop their earlier request to consult the community.


As the documents used in the transaction have been taken to a forensic document examiner for analysis, the residents believe that the funds transfer with the aid of Mr Sakuda, Mr Parsitau and Mr Ntikoisa was right.


However an enquiry by Governor David Nkedianye on March 26 to the District Criminal Investigation officer in Kajiado North raised questions in the whole transaction and the realization that a fake title deed had been used as there was no name or land transfer.


The officer in his letter forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecution hence recommended that the transferors, the transferees and those who pushed for the transfers be held liable at different degrees.


It is then that the residents moved to Court to halt KETRACO’s work which is already underway and High Court judge Isaac Lenaola directed sued parties to file responses for a hearing on May 2.

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