High Court docket stops sale of Busia Airstrip land

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Wednesday October 13 2021

Activist Okiya Omtatah

Activist Okiya Omtatah on the Milimani Regulations Courts. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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By SAM KIPLAGAT

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  • Anne Omollo suspended all cases touching on the topic land.
  • The judge also barred 22 people, who claim to catch title deeds to sections of the land, from occupying, cultivating or transferring the land to other parties.
  • Busia County govt supported Mr Omtatah.

The High Court docket has stopped any deliberate sale of parcels of land where Busia Airstrip stands, pending the dedication of a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah.

Justice Anne Omollo additional suspended all cases touching on the topic land, pending the dedication of Mr Omtatah’s case, who has challenged the validity of the titles obtained by people claiming ownership of the land.

“From the foregoing diagnosis, I attain a discovering that the software dated 24/5/2021 is merited,” the Opt said.

The Atmosphere and Land court docket judge also barred 22 people, who claim to catch title deeds to sections of the land belonging to the airstrip, from occupying, cultivating or transferring the land to other parties.

Mr Omtatah filed the case announcing unknown people had positioned an advertisement within the newspapers, desiring to sell the land claiming it modified into private.

He suggested the court docket that some people had irregularly obtained the land between 1980 and 1990 and got title deeds, yet it had been space apart for public exercise within the 1960s.

Busia County govt supported Mr Omtatah and submitted that since the Busia aircraft break accident in 2003, there has been no switch of the land.

The court docket heard that people took excellent thing regarding the suspension of the utilization of the Airstrip to illegally invade, retract and catch the Airstrip land and which they for the time being unlawfully claim ownership and catch fraudulently got title deed.

Mr Joseph Ndungu Gitu, one in every of the those that claim to bear the land opposed the case announcing the claims by Omtatah had been in accordance with rumour with none linked documentary proof to repeat that it’s public land.

Mr Gitu stated that there are absolute registered proprietors of the land and one in every of them had constructed a resort identified as Mulembe Hotel.

He claimed that the Kenya Airport Authority by a letter on Can also 14, 2019, indicated that they don’t appear to be the proprietor of the land and that a dedication modified into made to with out prolong relocate the airstrip to at least one other space.

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