In Summary

  • William Kabogo appeared in court this week and said he acquired the land after an allotment by Nairobi City Council in 2003.
  • Testifying before Justice Elijah Obaga, he said he duly registered the land with the Lands ministry after paying all requisite fees.

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has insisted he owns a piece of land in Westlands worth an estimated Sh3.5 billion despite City Hall and the Lands ministry disputing his claim.

The governor appeared in court this week and said he acquired the land after an allotment by Nairobi City Council in 2003.

Testifying before Justice Elijah Obaga, the governor said he duly registered the land with Ministry of Lands after paying all the requisite fees.

Mr Kabogo said that he moved to court and the title was reinstated after former Lands Commissioner Zablon Mabea had cancelled it.

 Mr Kabogo’s company Caroget Investments Limited is claiming ownership of the land which Aster Holdings also claim to be theirs.

“My company acquired title to the property pursuant to a transfer of lease from Nairobi City Council to whom the property was allotted. Caroget paid Nairobi City Council the fees and charges for the property,” he said.

When he was cross examined by lawyer Cohen Amanya, the governor said that the city council had informed them that the land belonged to them (city council) hence the need to allocate it.

Surveyor Pricilla Njeri from Survey of Kenya, while testifying, said that the deed plan used to register land in favour of the governor’s company does not exist.

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