77-year-old widow in Sh1.9m battle to save house she has lived in for 44 years
SEE ALSO :Locals reject title deeds, want auditHowever, Wanjiku has since written to various investigating agencies including the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions requesting them to scrutinize the entire process that led to her being served with eviction orders on April 7, 2015. “I have a valid title to the subject property (L. R. No 209/1635/2) and have enjoyed quiet possession of the same since 23rd March 1977. The said Company’s actions if not investigated will deprive me of my right to property contrary to Article 41 of the Constitution of Kenya,” said Wanjiku in the letter to the investigating agencies. “I hereby write to request your good office to investigate the alleged Transfer and the subsequent acquisition of the Subject Property by the said Tripple Eight Properties Limited.” In Court papers, Wanjiku says she was in the process of getting her lease renewed when she was ambushed with the eviction order. She says she acquired her property 42 years ago through a mortgage given by National Bank of Kenya. Besides the title deed, she also deposited copies of receipts for payment of land rates and rents, requisites before renewal of a lease. “I am the registered owner of property known as L.R No. 209/1635/2 situated within Pangani Estate Nairobi having acquired the same from National Bank of Kenya Limited through a mortgage date 23rd March, 1977 and registered at the Government Land Registry at Nairobi in Volume N 49 Folio 300/7 File Number 9340, which Mortgage is clearly described as Recital of the Indenture of Re assignment date 6th December, 1982.”
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