In Summary
  • Mr Wang’ondu moved to put up a new perimeter fence, but Archbishop Wang’ombe and his siblings forcibly moved back to the property.

The head of the African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa (AIPCA) and his siblings are on the spot for failure to move out of a parcel of land owned by a Nyandarua farmer.

Archbishop Fredrick Wang’ombe has declined to vacate a 22-acre parcel of land owned by Mr Ayub Wang'ondu Kibii despite a court decree that he is not the owner and subsequent orders for him to move out.

Mr Wang’ondu has even obtained contempt of court findings against the Archbishop but this has not helped matters.

Not even the police in Nyandarua have been of much help to the 76-year-old peasant.

The dispute has been brewing since 1985, and despite the Lands ministry and the courts siding with Mr Wang’ondu, the Archbishop has stayed put on a parcel.

APPEAL DISMISSED

In 1985, Mr Wang’ondu applied for land at the Settlement Fund Trustee and was allocated plot number 3273 in South Kinangop.

After paying all requisite fees, he was allocated the title deed in mid-1990s. In 1998, Stanley Nderitu Ngari (now deceased), the Archbishop’s father, contested the allocation despite being allocated land – number 3274 – adjacent to Mr Wang’ondu’s.

The late Ngari claimed the two parcels of land belonged to him.

Mr Wang’ondu filed a counter claim and after years of court appearances, the High Court ruled in Mr Wang’ondu’s favour on March 22, 2012.

Mr Ngari was given 60 days to vacate. All this time, Mr Wang’ondu and his family had been staying in a colonial village in Kinangop.

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