Developers Barred From Public Land

Development on public land in Nairobi’s Eastleigh that was allegedly grabbed by two businessmen has been stopped.

National Land Commission Chairman Muhammad Swazuri wrote to the businessmen, Mr Ali Sheikh Mohammed and Mr Farah Mohammed Barrow, instructing them to stop any further work

until investigations on how they acquired the land are complete.

“Our records show that the land reverted back to the public in 2008. You are, therefore, required to provide us with ownership documents within seven days,” said Dr Swazuri.


The decision comes after some residents last week sued the developers for allegedly grabbing land meant for recreation.

The residents claimed the two conspired with the National Land Commission and the county government to grab the land.

“The land was reserved for a market, a school and a community hall. We do not understand how the title was given to the two developers,” said the residents in an affidavit.

The residents want an order stopping Mr Barrow and Mr Ibrahim from occupying the 10 acres or developing them.

Source: Daily Nation

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