Kenya’s ex-President Moi ordered to pay nearly $10m for land grabbing

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NAIROBI, Kenya

Kenya’s former President Daniel Arap Moi has been ordered to pay a fine of nearly $10m (£8m) for illegally acquiring their 53-acre parcel of land 36 years ago.

In a high court ruling, the Judge stated that on September 21, 1983, Moi ordered his officails to register the stated land which was owned by the former chief Noah Kipngeny Chelugui, under his name.

The Reports also stated that Moi later sold the “stolen” land 24 years later to a company owned by the Jaswant Rai family.

The Judge added that Moi’s action was unlawful and ordered both Moi and the Kenyan company Rai Plywood, linked to the Rai family, to pay Mr Chelugui’s family about $10m, which is the current market value of the land.