Another land scandal? Gov't stops transactions of prime real estate over double allocations

for Tv47 Digital January 24, 2023, 11:44 AM
Olopito Group Ranch in Narok County
File photo of a man prospecting for land. The sale of Olopito Group Ranch in Narok County has been mired in controversy.

In Summary

  • Narok County Land Registrar Top Chepkwesi confirmed that there's a court order halting the subdivision, sale or transfers of the land.

    • The Olopito Group Ranch amounts to thousands of acres. 

    The government has ordered for a stop to land transactions and development at Olopito Group Ranch in Narok County after claims of double allocations of parcels of land. 

    Narok County Commissioner Isaac Masinde who toured the area on Monday, January 24 said all activity should cease until a case that is in court is heard and determined. 

    Masinde said initially, the Group Ranch had 165 members but has ballooned to 400, which has brought about controversy over ownership. 

    He said this tussle has led to increased cases of threats especially upon the old members.

    Narok County Land Registrar Top Chepkwesi confirmed that there's a court order halting the subdivision, sale or transfers of the land.

    Chepkwesi added that the subdivision that has been ongoing on is illegal as the issue is still pending in court.

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