Mombasa tycoons accused of grabbing Tononoka grounds


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Wiper leaders at Tononoka Grounds in Mombasa. [photo/Courtesy]

In Summary

  • NLC on Monday summoned seven Mombasa-based tycoons suspected to have grabbed 20 acres of public land, including the Tononoka play grounds.
  • The commission Chairman Mohammed Suwazuri says the individuals claiming ownership of the land have been given twenty one days to appear before the commission and explain how they acquired their title deeds.
  • According to Suwazuri, areas whose land are alleged to have been grabbed in Mombasa County includes Tononoka children's court, Tononoka police post and other public learning institutions.

National Land Commission (NLC) on Monday summoned seven Mombasa-based tycoons suspected to have grabbed 20 acres of public land, including the Tononoka playgrounds.

The commission chairman Muhammad Swazuri says the individuals claiming ownership of the land have been given 21 days to appear before the commission and explain how they acquired their title deeds.

According to the commission boss, areas whose land are alleged to have been grabbed in Mombasa County includes Tononoka children’s court, Tononoka police post and other public learning institutions.

Speaking when he toured the area accompanied by judges, national government officers and Law Society of Kenya officials, Swazuri said his commission was getting concerned over increasing cases of land grabbing adding that something has to be done.

He added that if those suspected to have grabbed the land fail to appear or convince the commission, he will revoke their title deeds.

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