Squatters on disputed Waitiki farm to be screened as govt seeks to compensate owner
MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
Squatters on a 930-acre private farm in Likoni are to be screened for verification and their property audited to pave the way for compensation of its owner.The government will conduct the audit at the Waitiki farm in a week’s time, according to National Land Commission Chairman Muhammad Swazuri.Dr Swazuri, who spoke at the burial of four landslide victims at Manganyakulo Village in Kwale County on Saturday, said the verification was meant to ascertain the number of houses on the farm, their owners and the acreage occupied.
Three arrested over money laundering to fund Mombasa terror cell
BY ELKANA JACOB
DETECTIVES at the Coast are holding suspects believed to be funding terror activities through money laundering.Officers drawn from the Anti-Terror and Anti- Fraud police units arrested the suspects with a huge amount of money in US dollars and Ugandan and Kenyan shillings.The suspects were arrested on Moi Avenue and Makadara Road in Mombasa on Friday and booked at Port Police station.
Satanic terror visits Garissa
BY DAUDI KIMBUi
“Trust in God but remember to tether your camel” – Arab Proverb.
The angel of death visited us on the eve of the Easter Weekend at Garissa University College and harvested 147 lives and injured scores of others.
After a lull in terrorist attacks in the country, and just as the nation was beginning to enjoy a semblance of peace and normality, the terrorists struck with a heightened fury. They struck where it hurts most – at our innocent children destroying dreams, hopes and aspirations. A promising future for our young men and women was brutally cut short in an instant.
Terror case transferred from Lamu
BY MALEMBA MKONGO
May 16, 2015
A Mombasa court has ordered the transfer of a terror case from Lamu law courts to Mombasa.
Justice Martin Muya said terror suspect Mukdhar Jumaan’s case should be heard in Mombasa.
Director of Public Prosecution requested the transfer citing security reasons.
NLC visits four ranches with revoked title deeds
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY CHETI PRAXIDES
THE National Lands Commission yesterday began investigating four of the 22 companies whose ownership of 500,000 acres in Lamu was revoked by President Uhuru on July 30.
Task force in Coast site visit
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY CHETI PRAXIDES
THE task force formed to make laws on the probing and adjudication of complaints on historical injustices was in Lamu county on Monday.
County set for road awards
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MARTIN MWITA
The county government has been nominated for a recognition award at the 15th National Road Safety Awards in Nairobi tomorrow.
Mombasa County wants to buy ferries for Mtongwe
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY BRIAN OTIENO
THE Mombasa county government will buy at least two ferries for the Mtongwe crossing channel. Transport executive Mohamed Abbas yesterday said the county government will put up an advertisement for an international tender in the next two weeks.
Government to build second Nyali bridge
Monday, October 6, 2014 - 00:00 -- BY MARTIN MWITA
THE National government will build the second Nyali bride in Mombasa.
State to pay locals for land
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 00:00 -- CHARLES MGHENYI
Kenyans whose land will be taken for the construction of the standard gauge railway projected will be compensated, the National Land Commission has said.
AlShabaab weakening, says Somalia envoy
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 00:00 -- CALVIN ONSARIGO
The al Shabaab is now desperate and losing more ground after the recent liberation of key towns by Somali troops backed by African Union peacekeepers, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Nur has said. Speaking in Mombasa on Saturday during a talk show on Radio Salaam, Nur said Amisom troops have defeated the group and taken over strategic towns. He said the recapture of Barawe, the last major port held by the al Shabaab and a key source of revenue for the Islamist militia, is a clear setback for the group’s activities.
Lands team told of faked deaths
Some landowners at the coast were as good as “dead” in the eyes of influential people whose real motive was to evict them and illegally acquire their parcels.