Subject: Perennial Land Grabbing in the County

Subject: Perennial Land Grabbing in the County   THAT, aware that the County has always been experiencing increased cases of land grabbing over the past years, noting the many allegations of Officers at the Planning and Housing Department who work in cahoots with these people in order to acquire land fraudulently or get favoritism to blatantly contravene standard building plans and/ or regulations;  Cognizant of the fact that corruption continues to mar the transfer process of lands and properties in the County without the knowledge of the residents living on such lands; further noting the relevant department of the County Government has continued to remain adamant or complacent to rectify the many anomalies dating back to 2017, giving example of Highridge Clinic that is under construction by a private developer, North Highridge School situated in 6th Parkland Avenue that is allegedly grabbed and Parkland/Highridge Ward whose approval for Ten storey was extended to more than twelve storey building; deeply concerned that many residents of Nairobi have abruptly been displaced from their lands and /or properties as a result of politicians and business elites allegedly giving bribes and engaging in corruption activities;  fully aware of the laid down building guidelines and the implication of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on Leadership and Integrity and the President’s pronouncement in the fight against graft by Public Officers, this Assembly urges the County Executive in liaison with the Nairobi Metropolitan Services to urgently investigate the processes followed in the issuance of building approvals and fraudulent acquisition of lands in the County since 2017 that led to the many contraventions of requisite building and land transfer regulations and issues on residents consultation before transfer of such lands and property.
Notice of Motion 6th October, 2020
Mover Hon. Jayendra Malde, MCA
Seconder Hon. Moses Ogeto, MCA - Deputy Minority Whip
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 13th October, 2020
Remarks Adopted
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