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City Hall to reclaim 15 acres grabbed at Pumwani Maternity

City Hall has said it will repossess more than 15 acres of land grabbed by private developers at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital.

The land was earmarked to house an administration block, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) wing, an operating theatre, a mortuary, staff houses and a playing ground.

Private developers have taken a significant chunk of the and now only five acres are available.

The County Executive in charge of health Bernard Muia on Thursday said City hall is committed to repossess the land which has been continuously grabbed since 1979.

IMPUNITY

“It is very unfortunate that Kenyans can grab land belonging to a health center. That is impunity of the highest order,”said Dr Muia.

He said a perimeter wall will be constructed to prevent the remaining five acres from being grabbed.

Dr Muia said that the county government will work with the national Government to ensure that they get the title deed for the land.

“Most of our health facilities do not have title deeds, including the Pumwani Maternity hospital, but we will soon have them as we are in the process, “said Dr Muia.

He said due process will be followed to determine how private developers acquired title deeds for the grabbed land. He said  City Hall still has the original allotment letter on the piece of land.