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KR vows to evict invaders on its land

By Kepher Otieno | October 2nd 2019 at 12:00:00 GMT +0300

Owners of properties sitting on Kenya Railways land in at least six counties have 30 days to move out.

Barely a few weeks after demolishing several structures built on its land in Kisumu, Kenya Railways (KR) is now seeking to extend the exercise to Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Uasin Gishu, Laikipia and Trans Nzoia Counties.

Kenya Railway yesterday told those who had encroached on railway reserve land in Nairobi, Eldoret and Kitale to pull down their structures within a month.

Mr Maina said KR would demolish all structures on its land should those who encroached failed to vacate.

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The demolitions are also to pave way for the revival of dormant ports countrywide.

The evictions will be carried out on KR land along the Mombasa-Kisumu-Malaba railway corridor, branch lines to Voi, Taveta, Nanyuki, Nyahururu, Kisumu-Butere, Eldoret-Kitale and Konza-Magadi.

In a public notice, Maina told those occupying or staying in rented KR premises to prepare to leave.

Public attention

"The corporation would like to bring to the public attention that we are in the process of reclaiming all land or property held by or vested in KR," he said

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has been engaged to facilitate recovery of KR assets countrywide.

"Those in possession of illegal title deeds on KR land are encouraged to surrender them to KR headquarters by October 30," said Maina.

He urged any person with knowledge of illegal title deeds on KR land or property to report to his office.

The evictions are expected to make way for new projects on the century-old railway lines.

"Tenants/licensees of KR are reminded to ensure rent payment is made up to date," Maina said.

KR said those who fail to comply would be evicted without further notice.

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