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Mau settlers to await court ruling before evictions resume - 6 months ago, 10 Aug 21:11

By: George Sayagie

Mau Forest settlers will have to wait for 45 days for the court to rule on temporary orders stopping evictions.

This is after the Environment and Lands Court in Narok concluded hearing of the petition filed by 13 Mau Forest settlers seeking orders to stop the evictions.

That means phase two of the evictions might be delayed as the government awaits the court ruling.

Issues surrounding legality of title deeds, illegal extension of group ranches, the legitimacy of cutline, and the manner in which the evictions were done took centre stage, with lawyers from both sides pulling in different directions.

Lawyers representing the evictees led by Humprey Manyange pushed for conservatory orders to stop a multi-agency team from evicting the settlers until the case is heard and determined.

GROUP RANCHES

Mr Manyange claims that the government is illegally evicting private owners of individual property comprising Reiyo, Enakishomi, Sisiyan, Enoosokon and Nkaroni group ranches who do ...
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