The Environment and Lands court in Nakuru today blocked the National Lands Commission from sub-dividing a multi-billion ranch in Naivasha until a suit filed in court is heard and determined.
Kedong ranch owners through lawyer Robert Ndumbi moved to court accusing the lands district office of colluding with Fredswoods company in subdividing its 28,285 hectares piece of land in Naivasha.
According to Ndumbi his clients had surrendered the original title of the land to the land registry so as to enable the commission to subdivide the parcel of land to eight portions after they had agreed to sell part of it to Kenya Electricity Generating Company(Ken-Gen) company only to find out there was a fake title generated and Fredswoods claimed ownership of the land.
“My clients had agreed to sell part of the land to a power generating company and they surrendered the title to the lands office so as to allow the land to be subdivided, we were shocked when Fredswoods company started subdividing the land claiming ownership,” he said.
Appearing before Lands court judge Justice Dalmas Ohungo, Mr Ndumbi urged the court to immediately stop the subdivision of the land by Fredswoods company on grounds that they want to acquire the land illegally.
Kedong ranch owners have sued Fredswoods company together with the lands registrars office of fraud accusing them of colluding to sell parts of the ranch to members of the public illegally.
The court heard that the company has been selling land and issuing titles to members of the public yet they are not real owners of the said parcel of land.
In his ruling Justice Ohungo stopped issuance of title deeds directing the lands commission to revoke all titles already issued until the matter filed in court is heard and determined.