The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) has cautioned Kenyans against purchasing land along the Nairobi Expressway located around Mombasa road.
In an advisory by KURA on Wednesday, May 4, the agency stated that it was the rightful owner of the land located between the Operational and Maintenance offices of Ramtons, and the highway.
The Authority added that they purchased parcels of land in 2014 and that it was planning on using the land to complete the construction of the City Cabanas interchange.
A section of the Nairobi Expressway along Mombasa Road
File “Take notice that Kenya Urban Roads Authority ( KURA ) acquired through Compulsory Acquisition process all those TWO parcels of land known as Registration Numbers: L.R. No. 209/14694/1 and L.R. No. 209/14694/2 is situated between the Expressway, Operational and Maintenance offices, and Ramtons building opposite City Cabanas, along Mombasa Road in Nairobi County,” read part of the statement.
KURA added that there were fraudsters who had claimed ownership of the land and were selling it to unsuspecting Kenyans.
The road agency noted that they will not compensate Kenyans who are swindled through the scheme.
“It has come to our attention that various individuals and entities are fraudulently asserting ownership and/or are attempting unlawfully to claim ownership of the said land. KURA advises members of the public not to make payments to or engage with any such entities or their agents or proxies.
“KURA shall not honor the agreements, contracts or arrangements entered into with persons purporting to have authority to transact on the said parcel of land whether in the manner above described or in respect of such transaction,” read the statement in part.
The advisory by KURA comes barely weeks after the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) warned landlords in Nairobi of a fraudulent scheme that was targeting parcels of land in the city’s upmarket estates.
The police noted that the syndicate involved the fraudsters forging title deeds before selling land and houses at throw-away prices to real estate companies.
This was after they arrested a 30-year-old man who attempted to sell an apartment valued at Ksh40 million at Ksh11 million.
“The suspect was arrested minutes before he inked a deal to obtain millions of shillings without breaking a sweat by selling an apartment in Nairobi upmarket Westlands suburbs,” the DCI noted.
A file image of two men in police handcuffs
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