By Beauttah Omanga
Former President Moi has moved to allay fears that the Kabarak educational institution was likely to be affected by the recent court announcement over land ownership controversy in the area.
The former Head of State, who pioneered the establishment of the institution, assured well-wishers, students, and parents that the land where the institutions and his personal residence stand was not part of the disputed parcel.
"The former President wishes to assure his well-wishers, parents who have children in Kabarak and the public that where Kabarak educational Institution and his personal residence stand is not part of the land in dispute," said Moi through his press secretary Lee Njiru.
The educational institution comprises Kabarak University, high school, primary and nursery school.
The Court of Appeal on Thursday ordered that 100-acre piece of land revert to a Nakuru farmer in six months.
Malcom Bell had moved to the Court of Appeal court after Justice Muga Apondi ruled in 2005 Moi High School Kabarak and retired President Moi were the legal owners of the land.
Court of Appeal judges Martha Koome and Hannah Okwengu ruled that the court erred in granting the land ownership to Moi High School Kabarak and that the school failed to prove they had adverse ownership of the land.
Ms Koome noted the land was to be transferred to the school by Mr Bell after construction of a cattle dip, a borehole and electricity connection by Moi.
She observed that Kabarak failed to honour its side of the bargain hence the transfer of the land was never completed.The judge said the High Court gave ownership to Kabarak contrary to the laid down principles of adverse possession of land.Koome further noted Bell was the certified owner of the suit land and is entitled to its possession.