Taxpayers to lose Sh464m in irregular private land acquisition

Taxpayers to lose Sh464m in irregular private land acquisition

Economy

Taxpayers to lose Sh464m in irregular private land acquisition

Tuesday December 07 2021 supreme

The Supreme Court of Kenya. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NMG

By JOSEPH WANGUI
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Summary

  • The Supreme Court has awarded the owner of the property, Zinj Limited, a sum of Sh464,973,248 for the irregular acquisition of its 126-acre land and issuance of duplicate title deeds to third parties.
  • The Apex judges endorsed the compensation awarded by the High Court as they set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal to increase the quantum of damages from Sh464 million to Sh492 million.
  • The duplicate title deeds were issued at the behest of the politicians in the area, with a view to winning votes in favour of the respective candidates.

Taxpayers have been slapped with a Sh464 million bill over government’s irregular acquisition of a private land in…

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