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Kabogo clashes with Uhuru's Government

Kabogo's woes continue....

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kabogo earlier this week appeared in court over a disputed piece of land Westlands worth an estimated Sh3.5 billion.

The government through the Ministry of Lands and the Nairobi County Government have disputed the claim that Kabogo owns the land.

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However, Kabogo insists he owns the parcel of land in Nairobi saying he acquired the land after an allotment by Nairobi City Council in 2003.

Testifying before Justice Elijah Obaga, the governor said he duly registered the land with Ministry of Lands after paying all the requisite fees.

Mr Kabogo said that he moved to court and the title was reinstated after former Lands Commissioner Zablon Mabea had cancelled it.

Ownership contested

Mr Kabogo’s company Caroget Investments Limited is claiming ownership of the land which Aster Holdings also claim to be theirs.

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“My company acquired title to the property pursuant to a transfer of lease from Nairobi City Council to whom the property was allotted. Caroget paid Nairobi City Council the fees and charges for the property,” he said.

However, City Hall valuer Isaac Nyoike told the court that the defunct Nairobi City Council had erred in issuing the allotment to Caroget after discovering the land is private.

The case resumes on June 30.

Kabogo has been on a collision course with the Jubilee Party led by President Uhuru Kenyatta after his bitter loss at the Kiambu primaries to Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.

Waititu garnered 353,604 votes against Kabogo's 69,916 votes.

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"I think someone does not want me for Governor of Kiambu and I am done for now. I wish Waititu, people of Kiambu well," a dejected Kabogo later said.

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