Title Deed of Land Sold by Moi Declared Fake
A title deed for land a company claims it bought from retired President Moi is fake, according to the chief land registrar Charles Ng’etich.
The registrar on Wednesday filed documents as directed by the High Court in Nairobi to state the position of two title deeds for the 14 acres of land in Embakasi, Nairobi, valued at Sh1 billion.
Tulip Properties Ltd, which claims to have bought the land from Mr Moi for Sh25 million, is fighting over it with four businessmen, who argue that they were allocated the parcel by the Commissioner of Lands.
Mr Ng’etich in the documents says that the grants issued to Mr Moi in 1988 together with a transfer of the land are forgeries.
He says the title issued to Tulip Properties was irregularly acquired through manipulation and fraud and should be cancelled.
On June 11, the court directed the registrar to confirm the status of the grant, which was transferred by Mr Moi to Tulip Properties.
The Registrar of Titles also says that the grant to Mr Moi and the transfer to Tulip Properties do not have corresponding records at the master registry in the Ministry of Lands.
“We maintain that the title document in possession of Tulip Properties Ltd cannot stand the issue of equity as it was fraudulently acquired,” Mr Ng’etich said.
On Tuesday, Judge Philomena Mwilu ordered the Commissioner of Lands to produce in court documents relating to the sale of the land between Mr Moi and Tulip Properties.
The four businessmen had asked the court to compel Mr Moi to produce the documents but the State Counsel said the Commissioner of Lands was willing to avail the documents.
The case is due for hearing next Wednesday.
Another petition has been filed against Mr Moi and Tulip Properties at the Constitutional and Human Rights Division by the four businessmen.
Source: Daily Nation
This man Moi should be stripped of any belongings including the shirt on his back. With all the lawsuits that should be leveled against him, an official fund needs to be set up. The state should not be made responsible for his crimes. He was the state.