An alleged cartel of land grabbers of 12.7 acres of land in Nyali constituency in Mombasa county had come up with a scheme to subdivide the land meant for the construction of the proposed Nyali Secondary School.
Nyali primary school counsel Major (Rtd) Moses Waweru told the National Lands Commission [NLC] chaired by Vice-ChairGetrudeNjuku they wondered how they could come up with a scheme to subdivide the disputed school land.
He said the scheme to subdivide the land in question was the genesis of the land saga.
‘The matter is not before the commission for the first as several inquiries have been conducted,’ he pointed out.
He was making his submission during the commission’s session at the Kenya School of Government [KSG] in Mvita constituency, Mombasa county.
The school’s counsel refuted claims the land was a public utility land and not private property.
Major (Rtd) Waweru refuted claims the land is private insisting it was acquired for the construction of the proposed secondary school. He told the commission the grabbers want to use the land for their own gain and not for the interest of the public.
‘We demand to be told how other parties acquired the title and whether it was obtained lawfully or through fraud,’ he said.
The school lawyer said the 12.37 acres of land for the construction of the proposed Nyali Secondary School was acquired in 1992.
Major (Rtd) Waweru said the letter of allocation for the parcel of land was issued in 1982 with the specified condition that it was for the proposed school project.He added the public development plan for the proposed school project was issued in 1995 on the special condition to put up a secondary school.
In her opening remarks, the NLC vice-chair said they are determined to confirm the original uses of the disputed land.
Njuku said they will establish whether there was an authorized original plan and use of the disputed land.
She said they want to establish whether the survey was authorized to all parties in the matter before the commission.
‘All receipts for payment must be submitted to the commission to establish the uses of the said,’ she pointed out.
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