In Summary
  • Achieng’s relatives have now secured a court order evicting Usonik Farm Purchase Cooperative Society from a 500-acre farm in Nandi County, which has been fighting to execute a sale deal that the group signed with the songstress’ brother in 2007.
  • After the brother's death later that year, Achieng' took over the land matters and later sold the property to Caroli Omondi, sparking a vicious battle with Usonik.
  • Achieng' sued Usonik in 2014.

The family of the late Achieng' Abura inherited a vicious land battle that it continues to fight against some Nandi-based sugarcane farmers.

The dispute also sucked in Caroli Omondi, the former advisor to ex-prime minister Raila Odinga.

Achieng’s relatives have now secured a court order evicting Usonik Farm Purchase Cooperative Society from a 500-acre farm in Nandi County, which has been fighting to execute a sale deal that the group signed with the songstress’ brother.

Achieng' sued Usonik in 2014.

Following her death in 2016, her sisters Joan Abura and Lynette Dawa inherited the court battle.

High Court judge Samuel Kibunja has ordered Usonik off the land until he has made a final ruling on whether to compel the Abura family to complete the botched sale deal with the sugarcane farmers.

OWNERS

Usonik and Mr Omondi had both signed agreements to buy the farm and have each been putting up structures on the land, causing a stalemate on whose sale agreement is legitimate.

Justice Kibunja has now ruled that the Aburas, being the original owners, have a right to decide who should occupy the land.

“Even without making a final determination on whether or not Usonik or its members have any rights to occupy or possess the land, it is obvious they had not received the blessings of the plaintiffs when they erected structures on the suit land. It is only fair that Usonik be restrained from using the suit land pending the hearing and determination of the suit,” Justice Kibunja has ordered.

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