Landowners cry foul as Kenya Railways fails to honour SGR deal

Mr Joseph Alukwe outside his home in Olooltepes, Kajiado East sub-county. He says the compensation the State is offering for his land is not enough. PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • From poor compensation terms, delayed payouts and unreliable information from the government, landowners now believe Kenya Railways is deliberately short-changing them.

  • Residents of Kajiado County say it is not their business if the money meant for compensation has been stolen by government functionaries.

Rusty gates. Deserted homes. Hollowness. The elite residential neighbourhood of Langau in Ongata Rongai that beamed with life just five years ago is a pale shadow of its former self.

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