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Sh11bn Court Ruling Piles more Misery on City Slum Residents

The fate of Mr Mukhtar and more than 100,000 other residents of Mukuru slum residents is clouded in deeper uncertainty. Last week, Orbit Chemical company was awarded Sh11 billion by the High Court following a protracted legal battle with the government over the 92.2-acres in Embakasi. The company has subsequently given indications that it plans to put the land to use. In court documents, Orbit argues that it was unable to have the caveat deregistered because the file relating to the issue had been “missing at the land registry office over a long period of time”. During intervening years, squatters moved onto the property.

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http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Ruling+piles+more+misery+on+slum+residents/-/1056/1538304/-/b5uixrz/-/index.html.

Source: Daily Nation pg 10

Date: Sunday, 21 Oct 2012