34 orphans with no place to call home: Children Welfare Society land saga


34 orphans with no place to call home: Children Welfare Society land saga

The Environmental Land Court in Embu has directed that National Land Commission to revoke a title deed belonging to the Children Welfare Society of Kenya (CWSK).

The Catholic Diocese of Embu has been operating a children’s home on the CWSK land whose title deed number is Embu Municipality /parcel/375.

Consequently, the directive from Judge Yasin Angima will see 34 orphan children evicted from the premises.

The court found that the petitioner’s acquisitions of the title deed were both irregular and unlawful which prompted the NLC to direct the revocation.

The Diocese of Embu Trustees had sought to have the court block NLC from revoking the title deed.

The petitioner was seeking a judicial review of orders to remove NLC as referenced in Kenya Gazette of January 22, 2016 relating to the alienation of the certificate of the lease Embu Municipality /parcel/375.

The Catholic Diocese of Embu had enlisted NLC, the Register of Trustees of the Children Welfare Society of Kenya and the Attorney General as the respondents in the petition.

The Judge said NLC had the powers to direct the Chief Land Registrar to issue the certificate of the lease for the suit and that the petitioner had failed the test of propriety and legality.

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