Moi Ordered to Pay Ksh 1 Billion for Grabbed Land

Moi Ordered to Pay Ksh 1 Billion for Grabbed Land

Eldoret High court has ordered former President Moi to pay Ksh 1.06 Billion to Ms. Susan Cheburet Chelugui in compensation for land he grabbed from her and her family in September 1983.

The land belonged to Noah Kipngeny Chelugui who was a chief in Moi’s era. The land was grabbed almost 36 years ago and was transferred to Mr. Moi in 2007 after Mr. Chelugui’s death. The land was then sold to Rai Plywood Limited, the court confirmed. Mr. Moi has been unable to provide proof that he ever legally owned the land. The land has been occupied by Rai Plywood Limited and grows wheat on it.

Ms. Chelugui and her son, David sued the District Land Registrar, Uasin Gishu District, the Registrar of Titles and the National Land Commission in 2014.

The presiding Judge Anthony Ombwayo termed Mr. Moi’s behavior as unconstitutional, irregular and immoral and unprocedural.    

By: Njuguna Emmanuel