In our initial exposé of a three-part series dubbed ‘Nairobi West property row pitting Asian family, city businesswoman drags on 9 years later’, The Informer Media Group exposed the protracted property dispute that is yet to be resolved.
In our Second Part exposé, we lay bare the identity of the alleged grabber, a flamboyant city businesswoman Lilian Nyambura Kamau who is accused of dispossessing Purshottam Negandhi family the prime land valued at close to Sh300million.
In 2016, the property was valued at Sh50million and market prices in the vicinity have more than tripled.
Our investigations have established that records of the disputed property, Land Reference number 37/249/4 have since mysteriously vanished at City Hall.
“There no records found for this and the whole file is missing. We suspect it hand been kept in custody by one of the Nairobi county government staff member.” Our source intimated.
When contacted for comment, Nyambura, in her inadvertent or deliberate response did not address the issue we sought her indulgence for, but instead wrote a short text message via WhatsApp saying: “Hi, kindly send me the photo of the page of the test for insurance information please. I forgot to take.” The message read in part.
When she was informed through a text message that the response from her might have been intended for a different recipient and sought her indulgence on the issue at hand, she went mute completely.
However, the family lay claim to the property as legitimate owners saying the family patriarch, Negandhi, now deceased bought the land and build the house in 1979.
However, hell broke loose in 2014 when the land was allegedly transferred fraudulently to alleged grabber marred by acrimonious dramatic scenes of eviction by auctioneers.
While fighting to retain the controversial property, two years later, in 2016, Negandhi, an accountant by profession passed on leaving behind his descendants including her daughter-in-law Naina Negandhi to “fight for the family treasure that was on the verge of being grabbed.” An insider privy with the goings-on intimated.
In our final Part Three publication, we lay bare the clandestine collusion and an unholy union between rogue Nairobi county officials and opportunistic land grabbers in the city manipulating land records to steal from private owners and public utility land.