Outcry as marine park is put on sale for Sh1.4bn despite KWS fight back

Tourists at Kisite Marine Park watch Dolphins at a past event. The prime area was first registered as a national park in 1973 but in 1994, former President Moi transferred 0.8 hectares of the land to two private individuals, Ms sophia Rahim and Ms Sophie Nzuguka Kilei. Photo/FILE

What you need to know:

  • The Saturday Nation has established that the land listed on the advertisement is public property which was gazetted as a national park through legal notice No. 216 of October 25, 1973.
  • The Kisite Marine Park covering an area of 23 kilometres squared was first registered as a national park in 1973.

A 21.5-acre national marine park occupying some of the most prime land at the South Coast is up for sale in the international market in a deal which could lead to the loss of a public resource worth Sh1.4 billion.

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