Muhammad Swazuri

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Muhammad Swazuri said : “That is the correct position. All land that had more than 100 years of leasehold or absolute ownership reverted to 99 as from 2010,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The law of navigation requires that the lights have to be given enough space and that the corridor be clear of structures. Ship captains gaining entry to the port have had a hard time navigating due to reflection from the roofs, which puts the vessels at risk,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “You are to vacate the land and NLC will take possession at the expiry of the notice, with land being vested in the government. Under this notice, you should deliver the documents of title to the Chief Land registrar for amendment/cancellation,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The Gazette notice is not known to me. I did not sign it and it is irregular. My deputy has a habit of usurping my powers,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I couldn’t be sitting in an office from dawn to dusk just idling around,” “I have no regrets. I am a proud man as we exit. Under the circumstances, I did the best. We worked together as a team until August 2018, when I was arrested” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “That was law, a court order, it is not me. I have been going to office every day. It is a matter in court. I don’t regret anything. I will walk with my head high because I have been resolving people’s issues I can walk without any fear,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “In pursuance of section 107 (5) and 162 (2) of the Land Act, 2012 the National Land Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, State Department of Petroleum gives notice that the government intends to acquire the land depicted by and falling within the following co-ordinates in Turkana County for upstream development, South Lokichar Oil Project,” “Plans depicting the land may be inspected during working hours at the office of the National Land Commission, Ardhi House, Third Floor, Room 305, 1st Ngong Avenue Nairobi. Notice of inquiry will be published in the Kenya Gazette as per section 112(1) of the Land Act, 2012” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, February 18, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “That was law, a court order, it is not me. I have been going to office every day. It is a matter in court. I don’t regret anything. I will walk with my head high because I have been resolving people’s issues I can walk without any fear,” External link

nation-ke Monday, February 18, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “There are those who hate me because maybe we took away land which they had grabbed but largely we have served many Kenyans as per the will of God and respect for the law,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “All landowners will be issued with copies of the Gazette notice to facilitate the confirmation of details of their names and land acreages and development. This will ensure a smooth compensation process,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The law of navigation requires that the lights have to be given enough space and that the corridor be clear of structures. Ship captains gaining entry to the port have had a hard time navigating due to reflection from the roofs, which puts the vessels at risk,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 15, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “There are no plans to excise any part of Mau,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The members approached the commission for intervention after they suspected foul play by their leaders,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “There should be formal acceptance by the families to surrender land for implementation of the proposed hydro-electricity and irrigation projects,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We do not intend to hurt anyone. This a Government directive to clear the route for ships calling at our port to avoid an international ban,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 11, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I will personally come here on Tuesday to give out compensation awards. From Wednesday, you will start receiving the money,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri says ( about Mama Ngina ) : “We have underground tunnels and caves on this cliff at Mama Ngina that were first used by Arabs during the slave period as holding grounds before the slaves were sold abroad,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri says ( about Mama Ngina ) : “We now have only six acres left for the public. However, the good thing is that this subdivision of Mama Ngina Park is only on paper. A big chunk of the land is still open to the public. Only 2.3 acres have been fenced,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I was charged on August 13, 2018 and, through some technicalities, was bundled out of office until November 30. The rest of the commission adjudicated on that matter during that time and they made a decision in my absence,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri alisema : "Kupitia makosa madogo niliondolewa ofisini. Sikuwapo tangu Agosti 13, 2018 hadi Novemba 30, 2018. Makamishna waliokuwapo wakayti huo walijadili suala hilo na kutoa uamuzi bila ya kunihusisha," External link

tuko Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Commission ) : "Through some technicalities, I was bundled out of office. I was out of office from August 13, 2018, to November 30, 2018. The rest of the Commission adjudicated on that matter during that time and made a decision in my absence," External link

tuko Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri noted : "We have taken bold steps to reposes all public land allocated to private developers," "The deeds were revoked following the decision by the court that the nine islands are public land. Those claiming ownership are cheating themselves for they cannot use the documents to claim ownership," External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Pending hearing and determination of this application, this court be pleased to issue conservatory orders restraining Mbagaya from calling NLC meetings and leave that powers to the Chairperson,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Upon being charged in court, my deputy has declared herself as the chair of NLC and assumed office, she purports to make unilateral decisions and issue official communication on behalf of the commission,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

nation-ke Friday, January 11, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The law allows us to give notice to land owners to come forward with documents and explain how they acquired the parcels,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 11, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “It should be clear that no money will be paid out for the acquired lands since we are only doing alternative compensation,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about James Gichuru ) : “In pursuance of sections 112 and 162(2) of Land Act (No. 6 of 2012), the NLC on behalf of Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) gives notice that inquiries for hearing of claims to compensation for interested parties in land to be acquired for A104 James Gichuru Junction-Rironi Junction (A104/83) Road Project shall be held on the dates …between 14 and 24 November this year,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Commission ) : “In pursuance of sections 112 and 162 (2) of the Land Act No. 6 of 2012, the National Land Commission on behalf of Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs gives notice that the Government intends to acquire the following parcel of land for informal sector ‘Jua Kali’ operations in Nairobi County,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:41:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Eden Roc ) : “The expansion plan was there long before. The first airstrip was at Eden Rock before it was moved to the current area. The problem is that it was never communicated to the public,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:32:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “From our analysis after meeting elders from both communities in Naivasha last week and our tour on the ground today, it’s clear the truth is known by both communities. Most people fear the reaction of the members of their community or the loss of land if they stand by the truth,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “All properties were allocated to non-locals, from outside Kajiado Masiro Group Ranch, against applicable laws and procedures,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have printed all the 615 names of people who say they own land at the project site and want compensation. However, as is the norm, we will subject each name to thorough scrutiny and vetting so that we only compensate valid land owners. We know there are so many ghost land owners and the vetting will help us deal with that,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 13, 2017 2:16:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “On this matter, there are no further discussions and anyone claiming to have plots should vacate by April 30,” “If they decline to leave, we will evict them forcibly” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 3, 2017 1:58:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Shimba Hills ) : “We have a lot of issues in settlement schemes like Diani Complex, Ukunda, Diani, Ramisi and Shimba Hills,” “We have a lot of issues in ranches across the country including Laikipia, Nyandarua, Kajiado, Samburu, Narok and Lamu. But the community Land Act will address such issues through the County Government,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, January 27, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have a lot of issues in settlement schemes like Diani complex, Ukunda, Diani, Ramisi and Shimba hills,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:48:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "After the conclusion of the criminal case, we would want to have Njeru rebuild the house for the Kurji family," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “It is illegal for you to return to the forest. But you can graze your livestock, harvest honey and fetch firewood from the forest,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 19, 2016 3:00:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "Any fees charged for renewal or extension of leases is a minimal charge to cover our administrative costs," External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “One of the persons affected by these occupations is Zum Zum Investment. They submitted their ownership documents, upon request, in September 2015. The process of perusing and ascertaining these documents revealed they were in order,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 5, 2016 1:32:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “So far only 20 have done so and we have issued them with new 99-year lease titles. Many are not willing to surrender the titles and we don’t know how many they are. We just depend on their goodwill to come forth,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 28, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I am not aware of such an audit and information about it is scant. But if it ever happened, the Government’s directive will be unconstitutional,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 28, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We Kenyans have allergy to empty space. Whenever we see it our body twitches and find way of filling it," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have records to show people put in applications stating their claims, inspection and evaluation were done, people were picked and the list was forwarded to the district commissioner’s office,” “The list was copied to the Lands and Local Government ministries. We have confirmed that payments were made,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “People were supposed to move out and pave the way for the expansion of the town,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "The companies involved must be given five years notice in writing asking them if they want to continue with their investments in Kenya or not," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 11:04:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “It is amazing that some people claim to have been allocated land but they cannot show us the location or anything linking them to the land. We will, therefore, revoke the title deeds and return the land to the owners, who are the Maasai community,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 14, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The governor is a committee member of the board concerned with the coal project. We met in Nairobi with him and other officials and agreed a physical planner would help establish the worth of the land,” “I don’t understand why he complains and frustrates everything the commission does in Lamu” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The commission is very considerate and has decided to issue affected persons with special lease permits to continue staying on the land without claiming ownership,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:36:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Although Cordisons came earlier in 2008, it has not received the authority to invest in wind power from the Ministry of Energy, while the other company has fully complied,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 26, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are going to publish public notices of names of all grabbers on local dailies," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 12, 2016 4:36:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are now transiting them to the Treasury CS because he is the custodian of all public titles," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 12, 2016 4:36:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Verification of the names of 700 to be compensated will start this week. The investors have signed an MoU with Equity Bank to train all those to be compensated on prudent financial management,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri warned : “Failure to obey any of these orders shall attract legal penalties,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:17:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri warned : “Failure to obey any of these orders shall attract legal penalties,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:19:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "In 1990, a total of 52,452 acres were adjudicated upon; about 60 parcels of land were demarcated and titles issued to 'wrong people'," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:29:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "These people believe that they have a skill to protect forests," External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 29, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri told : “We officially wrote to them yesterday and asked them to bring their documents to us by Monday or Tuesday next week. After that we will make follow-ups,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 15, 2016 12:33:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We are giving them a two-week notice failure to which we shall cancel the tittle deeds as per the law. The NLC is mandated to resolve land issues through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Even if they don’t produce the "mother tittle deeds" we shall go ahead and nullify them,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Whenever we move in they come out with guns blazing stating that we’re not supposed to address private land issues under the Constitution. No, the constitution allows us to,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “What the squatters don’t want to admit is that the land is not theirs,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:47:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We have made efforts for an alternative solution with the current owners but they have ignored our request for documents that prove their ownership," External link

allafrica Monday, May 23, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “As a result there have been skirmishes between these two groups, the investors and the locals. We have ordered the salt manufactures to comply until we make a determination on May 30,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Thousands of cases have been lying in courts for decades with no resolutions in sight. Recently, we mediated one dispute in Mtwapa that had been in court for 54 years. Basically, it was the grandchildren in court after the parents were long gone. We solved it in a day and there are others in Lamu that we solved in a matter of hours,” External link

in2eastafrica Friday, March 13, 2015 1:22:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have paid most of the beneficiaries. Those who have not been paid are those with disputes and should forward their complaints to my office,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:42:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "The school was allocated the land in 1972. The Airport View Housing company acquired their title deed in 1995. We will summon Airport View directors to come and explain how they acquired the title deed," External link

allafrica Friday, February 20, 2015 11:38:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Compensation for approved buildings, if any, which exists on the land shall be paid subject to discussion and agreement between all the parties, including the Ministry of Education within the stated six months period,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The school is classified as a government school under registration number 9/A/336/84 and that such conversion effectively locks out 95 per cent of the students from the basic education,” “The commission holds the view that such conversion of the school from public to private runs afoul of the Article 53(1) (b) which guarantees the right to every child to free and compulsory education” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri declared : “Waitiki Farm is now public land” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, February 16, 2015 12:49:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Waitiki has surrendered the title to the Government and we will compensate him,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, February 16, 2015 12:49:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I don’t know why it has taken such a long time for the people to be paid. People should know that we did our part. The Transport ministry and KPA are the ones to blame,” External link

DailyNation Friday, February 6, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri added : “We have many cases of mix-ups with ID numbers, names and bank account details. We have also found one piece of land being claimed by more than two individuals. We need time to sort this out but we will try to be fast. People must be compensated,” External link

DailyNation Friday, February 6, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We asked schools to hand in reports on the status of their land as well as applications for ownership about three weeks ago,” External link

DailyNation Friday, January 30, 2015 10:59:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I am asking the schools to do what is required to hasten the process,” External link

DailyNation Friday, January 30, 2015 10:59:00 PM EAT



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Muhammad Swazuri

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Muhammad Swazuri said : “That is the correct position. All land that had more than 100 years of leasehold or absolute ownership reverted to 99 as from 2010,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 6, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The law of navigation requires that the lights have to be given enough space and that the corridor be clear of structures. Ship captains gaining entry to the port have had a hard time navigating due to reflection from the roofs, which puts the vessels at risk,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:52:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “You are to vacate the land and NLC will take possession at the expiry of the notice, with land being vested in the government. Under this notice, you should deliver the documents of title to the Chief Land registrar for amendment/cancellation,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 1, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The Gazette notice is not known to me. I did not sign it and it is irregular. My deputy has a habit of usurping my powers,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 2, 2019 12:44:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I couldn’t be sitting in an office from dawn to dusk just idling around,” “I have no regrets. I am a proud man as we exit. Under the circumstances, I did the best. We worked together as a team until August 2018, when I was arrested” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:29:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “That was law, a court order, it is not me. I have been going to office every day. It is a matter in court. I don’t regret anything. I will walk with my head high because I have been resolving people’s issues I can walk without any fear,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “In pursuance of section 107 (5) and 162 (2) of the Land Act, 2012 the National Land Commission on behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, State Department of Petroleum gives notice that the government intends to acquire the land depicted by and falling within the following co-ordinates in Turkana County for upstream development, South Lokichar Oil Project,” “Plans depicting the land may be inspected during working hours at the office of the National Land Commission, Ardhi House, Third Floor, Room 305, 1st Ngong Avenue Nairobi. Notice of inquiry will be published in the Kenya Gazette as per section 112(1) of the Land Act, 2012” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, February 18, 2019 9:54:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “That was law, a court order, it is not me. I have been going to office every day. It is a matter in court. I don’t regret anything. I will walk with my head high because I have been resolving people’s issues I can walk without any fear,” External link

nation-ke Monday, February 18, 2019 4:13:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “There are those who hate me because maybe we took away land which they had grabbed but largely we have served many Kenyans as per the will of God and respect for the law,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “All landowners will be issued with copies of the Gazette notice to facilitate the confirmation of details of their names and land acreages and development. This will ensure a smooth compensation process,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, February 16, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The law of navigation requires that the lights have to be given enough space and that the corridor be clear of structures. Ship captains gaining entry to the port have had a hard time navigating due to reflection from the roofs, which puts the vessels at risk,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 15, 2019 11:39:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “There are no plans to excise any part of Mau,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The members approached the commission for intervention after they suspected foul play by their leaders,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 13, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “There should be formal acceptance by the families to surrender land for implementation of the proposed hydro-electricity and irrigation projects,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, February 12, 2019 11:02:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We do not intend to hurt anyone. This a Government directive to clear the route for ships calling at our port to avoid an international ban,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 11, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I will personally come here on Tuesday to give out compensation awards. From Wednesday, you will start receiving the money,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, February 3, 2019 12:21:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri says ( about Mama Ngina ) : “We have underground tunnels and caves on this cliff at Mama Ngina that were first used by Arabs during the slave period as holding grounds before the slaves were sold abroad,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri says ( about Mama Ngina ) : “We now have only six acres left for the public. However, the good thing is that this subdivision of Mama Ngina Park is only on paper. A big chunk of the land is still open to the public. Only 2.3 acres have been fenced,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:12:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I was charged on August 13, 2018 and, through some technicalities, was bundled out of office until November 30. The rest of the commission adjudicated on that matter during that time and they made a decision in my absence,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:09:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri alisema : "Kupitia makosa madogo niliondolewa ofisini. Sikuwapo tangu Agosti 13, 2018 hadi Novemba 30, 2018. Makamishna waliokuwapo wakayti huo walijadili suala hilo na kutoa uamuzi bila ya kunihusisha," External link

tuko Wednesday, January 30, 2019 2:24:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Commission ) : "Through some technicalities, I was bundled out of office. I was out of office from August 13, 2018, to November 30, 2018. The rest of the Commission adjudicated on that matter during that time and made a decision in my absence," External link

tuko Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri noted : "We have taken bold steps to reposes all public land allocated to private developers," "The deeds were revoked following the decision by the court that the nine islands are public land. Those claiming ownership are cheating themselves for they cannot use the documents to claim ownership," External link

nation-ke Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:54:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Pending hearing and determination of this application, this court be pleased to issue conservatory orders restraining Mbagaya from calling NLC meetings and leave that powers to the Chairperson,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:25:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Upon being charged in court, my deputy has declared herself as the chair of NLC and assumed office, she purports to make unilateral decisions and issue official communication on behalf of the commission,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:32:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

nation-ke Friday, January 11, 2019 11:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

allafrica Friday, January 11, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The law allows us to give notice to land owners to come forward with documents and explain how they acquired the parcels,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 11, 2019 12:56:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are giving those people claiming to own the parcel of land time to return it. After three months, we would have repossessed all of it," External link

nation-ke Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:53:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “It should be clear that no money will be paid out for the acquired lands since we are only doing alternative compensation,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, December 13, 2018 10:41:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about James Gichuru ) : “In pursuance of sections 112 and 162(2) of Land Act (No. 6 of 2012), the NLC on behalf of Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) gives notice that inquiries for hearing of claims to compensation for interested parties in land to be acquired for A104 James Gichuru Junction-Rironi Junction (A104/83) Road Project shall be held on the dates …between 14 and 24 November this year,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:12:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Commission ) : “In pursuance of sections 112 and 162 (2) of the Land Act No. 6 of 2012, the National Land Commission on behalf of Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs gives notice that the Government intends to acquire the following parcel of land for informal sector ‘Jua Kali’ operations in Nairobi County,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:41:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Eden Roc ) : “The expansion plan was there long before. The first airstrip was at Eden Rock before it was moved to the current area. The problem is that it was never communicated to the public,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 1, 2017 6:32:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “From our analysis after meeting elders from both communities in Naivasha last week and our tour on the ground today, it’s clear the truth is known by both communities. Most people fear the reaction of the members of their community or the loss of land if they stand by the truth,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, February 25, 2017 7:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “All properties were allocated to non-locals, from outside Kajiado Masiro Group Ranch, against applicable laws and procedures,” External link

kenyan-post Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:35:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have printed all the 615 names of people who say they own land at the project site and want compensation. However, as is the norm, we will subject each name to thorough scrutiny and vetting so that we only compensate valid land owners. We know there are so many ghost land owners and the vetting will help us deal with that,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 13, 2017 2:16:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “On this matter, there are no further discussions and anyone claiming to have plots should vacate by April 30,” “If they decline to leave, we will evict them forcibly” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 3, 2017 1:58:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said ( about Shimba Hills ) : “We have a lot of issues in settlement schemes like Diani Complex, Ukunda, Diani, Ramisi and Shimba Hills,” “We have a lot of issues in ranches across the country including Laikipia, Nyandarua, Kajiado, Samburu, Narok and Lamu. But the community Land Act will address such issues through the County Government,” External link

kenyan-post Friday, January 27, 2017 3:11:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have a lot of issues in settlement schemes like Diani complex, Ukunda, Diani, Ramisi and Shimba hills,” External link

kenya-today Thursday, January 26, 2017 1:48:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "After the conclusion of the criminal case, we would want to have Njeru rebuild the house for the Kurji family," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:06:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “It is illegal for you to return to the forest. But you can graze your livestock, harvest honey and fetch firewood from the forest,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, December 19, 2016 3:00:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "Any fees charged for renewal or extension of leases is a minimal charge to cover our administrative costs," External link

standardmedia Thursday, December 8, 2016 11:38:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “One of the persons affected by these occupations is Zum Zum Investment. They submitted their ownership documents, upon request, in September 2015. The process of perusing and ascertaining these documents revealed they were in order,” External link

standardmedia Monday, December 5, 2016 1:32:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “So far only 20 have done so and we have issued them with new 99-year lease titles. Many are not willing to surrender the titles and we don’t know how many they are. We just depend on their goodwill to come forth,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 28, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I am not aware of such an audit and information about it is scant. But if it ever happened, the Government’s directive will be unconstitutional,” External link

standardmedia Monday, November 28, 2016 12:48:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We Kenyans have allergy to empty space. Whenever we see it our body twitches and find way of filling it," External link

standardmedia Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have records to show people put in applications stating their claims, inspection and evaluation were done, people were picked and the list was forwarded to the district commissioner’s office,” “The list was copied to the Lands and Local Government ministries. We have confirmed that payments were made,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “People were supposed to move out and pave the way for the expansion of the town,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "The companies involved must be given five years notice in writing asking them if they want to continue with their investments in Kenya or not," External link

allafrica Monday, October 31, 2016 11:04:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “It is amazing that some people claim to have been allocated land but they cannot show us the location or anything linking them to the land. We will, therefore, revoke the title deeds and return the land to the owners, who are the Maasai community,” External link

standardmedia Friday, October 14, 2016 1:00:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The governor is a committee member of the board concerned with the coal project. We met in Nairobi with him and other officials and agreed a physical planner would help establish the worth of the land,” “I don’t understand why he complains and frustrates everything the commission does in Lamu” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The commission is very considerate and has decided to issue affected persons with special lease permits to continue staying on the land without claiming ownership,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, September 1, 2016 10:36:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Although Cordisons came earlier in 2008, it has not received the authority to invest in wind power from the Ministry of Energy, while the other company has fully complied,” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 26, 2016 12:10:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are going to publish public notices of names of all grabbers on local dailies," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 12, 2016 4:36:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We are now transiting them to the Treasury CS because he is the custodian of all public titles," External link

thestarkenya Friday, August 12, 2016 4:36:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Verification of the names of 700 to be compensated will start this week. The investors have signed an MoU with Equity Bank to train all those to be compensated on prudent financial management,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:16:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri warned : “Failure to obey any of these orders shall attract legal penalties,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:17:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri warned : “Failure to obey any of these orders shall attract legal penalties,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, August 3, 2016 12:19:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "In 1990, a total of 52,452 acres were adjudicated upon; about 60 parcels of land were demarcated and titles issued to 'wrong people'," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, August 2, 2016 11:29:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "These people believe that they have a skill to protect forests," External link

thestarkenya Friday, July 29, 2016 12:18:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri told : “We officially wrote to them yesterday and asked them to bring their documents to us by Monday or Tuesday next week. After that we will make follow-ups,” External link

nation-ke Friday, July 15, 2016 12:33:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We are giving them a two-week notice failure to which we shall cancel the tittle deeds as per the law. The NLC is mandated to resolve land issues through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. Even if they don’t produce the "mother tittle deeds" we shall go ahead and nullify them,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Whenever we move in they come out with guns blazing stating that we’re not supposed to address private land issues under the Constitution. No, the constitution allows us to,” External link

nation-ke Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “What the squatters don’t want to admit is that the land is not theirs,” External link

nation-ke Monday, June 13, 2016 9:47:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "We have made efforts for an alternative solution with the current owners but they have ignored our request for documents that prove their ownership," External link

allafrica Monday, May 23, 2016 4:08:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “As a result there have been skirmishes between these two groups, the investors and the locals. We have ordered the salt manufactures to comply until we make a determination on May 30,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, May 22, 2016 9:02:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Thousands of cases have been lying in courts for decades with no resolutions in sight. Recently, we mediated one dispute in Mtwapa that had been in court for 54 years. Basically, it was the grandchildren in court after the parents were long gone. We solved it in a day and there are others in Lamu that we solved in a matter of hours,” External link

in2eastafrica Friday, March 13, 2015 1:22:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We have paid most of the beneficiaries. Those who have not been paid are those with disputes and should forward their complaints to my office,” External link

in2eastafrica Tuesday, March 10, 2015 12:42:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : "The school was allocated the land in 1972. The Airport View Housing company acquired their title deed in 1995. We will summon Airport View directors to come and explain how they acquired the title deed," External link

allafrica Friday, February 20, 2015 11:38:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Compensation for approved buildings, if any, which exists on the land shall be paid subject to discussion and agreement between all the parties, including the Ministry of Education within the stated six months period,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “The school is classified as a government school under registration number 9/A/336/84 and that such conversion effectively locks out 95 per cent of the students from the basic education,” “The commission holds the view that such conversion of the school from public to private runs afoul of the Article 53(1) (b) which guarantees the right to every child to free and compulsory education” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:05:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri declared : “Waitiki Farm is now public land” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, February 16, 2015 12:49:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “Waitiki has surrendered the title to the Government and we will compensate him,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, February 16, 2015 12:49:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I don’t know why it has taken such a long time for the people to be paid. People should know that we did our part. The Transport ministry and KPA are the ones to blame,” External link

DailyNation Friday, February 6, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri added : “We have many cases of mix-ups with ID numbers, names and bank account details. We have also found one piece of land being claimed by more than two individuals. We need time to sort this out but we will try to be fast. People must be compensated,” External link

DailyNation Friday, February 6, 2015 8:07:00 AM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “We asked schools to hand in reports on the status of their land as well as applications for ownership about three weeks ago,” External link

DailyNation Friday, January 30, 2015 10:59:00 PM EAT

Muhammad Swazuri said : “I am asking the schools to do what is required to hasten the process,” External link

DailyNation Friday, January 30, 2015 10:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
chairman63.90%EN05/31/201731/05/2017
chairperson1.44%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
land commission chairperson0.36%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
land commission chairman25.99%EN05/23/201723/05/2017
lands commission chairman4.33%EN05/04/201704/05/2017
boss1.44%EN11/14/201614/11/2016
professor0.72%EN07/13/201613/07/2016
land commission boss1.81%EN03/08/201508/03/2015
Names Lang Count
Muhammad SwazuriEN100.00%


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