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Standard guage railway stalling in Mombasa due to land issues

By Davis Mwandawiro When it was announced that the long awaited Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) project would commence last year, there was a huge relief that it would open up the region and ease up the congestion that is usually along the busy Mombasa-Nairobi road. However, controversy is flaring up once more over the construction of the multi-billion shilling Standard ...

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Utange land tussle exposes deep lying land issues

Utange Land Protest

A 70 acre piece of land has been the cause of unrest and chaos in Utange area after residents moved in and started fencing and cultivating a 30 acre section of the land that they are claiming. The squatters drawn from Utange 1 settlement have made many claims on the land before and have been tussling with the owners for ...

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Senator Mutula Jnr’s remarks ignite Makueni-Kajiado border row

Leaders from Kajiado and Makueni County are embroiled in war of words over a border dispute between the two counties. The dispute was triggered by Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior recent remarks that a piece of land measuring 800 metres from the railway line in Emali town falls under Makueni County. The senator’s declaration has sparked protests among the Kajiado ...

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Kenyans rally behind activist Francis Sakwa arrest

Kenyans on social media have reacted angrily to the arrest of activist Francis Sakwa. Sakwa, a passionate advocate for human rights and social justice, was reportedly arrested by Flying Squad agents on Sunday evening in the Ngara area where friends say he was organizing a demonstration over land grabbing. Sakwa is a Human Rights Defender from Mathare and he was ...

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