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Ruto warns squatters on State land they will pay market rates

The demolitions of houses on the over 4,000 acres of land LR N0. 10424 began after High Court Judge A Nyukuri, sitting at Machakos Environment and Land Court declared EAPCC the legitimate owner of the disputed piece.

The 4000-acre land is part of the 12,000 acres that the company owns as wasteland after mining.

The President was responding to pleas by Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja concerning people who had built their houses on the land at KISE.

"Your Excellency this land had over 70 acres but some people have built on the land and therefore the institution will remain with 50 acres. I request that we have the land regularised by them paying for the land," said Sakaja.