Mombasa Court stops encroachment on 60 acre land

Written By: Ann Mburu
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Bandari sacco has successfully stopped further encroachment of a 60 acre piece of disputed land located in Kisauni’s Nguu Tatu area in Mombasa County and which it claims to own.

The Sacco claims it owns the parcel of land belongs and went to court to stop the continued invasion of the land.

High Court Judge Anne Omollo has ordered police to ensure no new structures are put up in the land until the ongoing case seeking to determine its ownership is heard and determined.

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The Sacco is embroiled in a court battle with squatters over the ownership of the 60 acre piece of land which it claims to have bought in 2011.

The land was part of 314 acres of Hussein Dairy Farm before Bandari Sacco bought it at Sh385 million in 2011, according to the court papers.

On December 19th last year, Omollo issued a court order allowing Bandari Sacco to construct a 2m high perimeter wall around the land.

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Omollo has however suspended the construction of the wall around the contested last pending the determination of the matter set for March 21st.

Through their lawyer Suleiman Kimani, the squatters said they intend to appeal the ruling that allowed the Sacco to put up the wall in the first place hence the suspension prayers.

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Justice Omollo warned against the demolition of the wall saying such actions will be dealt with in accordanc3 with the law even as the squatters however maintain that the piece of land belongs to them.

Bandari Sacco plans to put up a Sh4 billion complex on the said piece of land that will include a school, a mall, a hospital, a police station as well as residential houses.

 

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