“That is when it was established that other than the grabbing of land meant for a road, other public utility land had also been grabbed. NLC decided to revoke the title deeds,” said Mr Binary Wainaina, the former Kikuyu Township ward representative.

THIRD PARTIES

It is said that rogue officials of the Kikuyu Town County Council (now defunct) facilitated illegal sub-division and processing of title deeds and the land had, over the years, been sold to third parties.

After the occupants refused to heed the NLC Gazette notice, the County Government, on April 5, this year, through County Secretary Martin Njogu, issued a public notice asking them to vacate, failing which the county would demolish all structures on the land.

NOTICE ISSUED

But there has been no movement either on the side of the encroachers or the county government since the public notice was issued.

On Wednesday, NLC acting chairperson Abigail Mbagaya told the Daily Nation that their ruling was still in force, but that it is the responsibility of the county to recover the land.

“The revocation still stands unless there is an appeal (against the NLC decision) which I have not seen, (and) it is now the responsibility of the land owners (county government) to recover it,” Ms Mbagaya said.

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