The High Court in Eldoret has ruled the case filed by over 800 squatters against the late Mark Kiptarbei Too.
While issuing the ruling Eldoret High Court Land and environment judge Anthony Obwayo directed that the title deed to the said land be revoked saying it was allocated unconstitutionally.
He however ruled that Mark Too’s family should remain with 27 hectares of the 25,000 acres allocated to the squatters by former president Daniel Moi in 1988.
Mark Too’s family was given 7 days to make an appeal. Obwayo ordered status quo to be maintained until the appeal is heard.
Earlier the squatters had made an application to the High Court in Eldoret to refer their matter to the Chief Justice Willy Mutunga for expeditious execution, citing that their case had stayed for over 10years and raised key constitutional questions.
The Sirikwa squatters located near the Eldoret International Airport, Uasin Gishu County had moved to the High Court in 2012 after over they realized private investors had taken over the 25,000 acres parcel of land allocated to them by retired President Daniel Moi in 1998.
The squatters had sued the chief registrar of title deeds, commissioner of lands, director of survey, district land officer (Uasin Gishu), Lonrho Agribusiness East Africa Company, Mark Too, David Korir, Highland surveyors and Kennedy Kubasu a private surveyor for propagating the grabbing of their land.