Six dead lawyers, 30 judges: Story behind land case that has been in court for 53 years
This land dispute has been pending in court for the last 53 years and like many other lawyers, Njiru, who was prosecuting the case for KDFCL, passed on without seeing its conclusion. The case has been handled by over 30 judges, including Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mohammed Ibrahim.
Although the document to the registrar of titles dated August 16, 1978 did not have Kenyatta’s signature, Mr Njenga, together with the registrar, B.C. Murage, signed a 99-year grant for LR No 12562, a piece carved out of LR 11379/3, backdated to July 1, 1978.
It was a classic case of land grabbing – perhaps the single largest in Nairobi’s history – that triggered a free-for-all allocation of a private farm to individuals.