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Cement company gives squatters three months to buy Mavoko land

East African Portland Cement
Company (EAPCC)
is seeking to end a decades-long standoff with squatters
who have landed on its land in Mavoko, Machakos County, by offering to sell
them the land.

sale might also provide the cement company with a solid foundation as it works
to clean up its tainted assets while still generating money.

firm notified the
people who have been squatting on three plots of land in
Mavoko on Thursday that they might apply to acquire the property through a
regularisation process that it is undertaking.

squatters have been given three months to vacate the land, failure
to which the company would sell it to the general public.

and preferential priority shall be offered to the parties currently occupying
sections of the said parcels. Those in this kind of situation are advised to
apply for consideration of the same within 90 days from the date of this
notice,” the company said.

unclaimed sections shall be competitively offered on a willing buyer willing
seller basis after the expiration of this notice.”

a public stakeholder meeting last week, the firm stated that the people
occupying the land will be asked to pay Sh600,000 for a parcel measuring 80 by
40 feet in the regularisation process.

is a significantly reduced price in an area where such a plot of property might
easily cost more than Sh2 million.

land sought by EAPCC is approximately 700 acres in size. According to the firm,
a third of its land is held by squatters, and it is looking into ways to
reclaim it.

30% of investment properties are currently occupied by squatters.” The
company is still looking for ways to repossess the occupied properties.”

cost of evicting the squatters is projected to be Sh425.9 million.

from the sale, the company recently surrendered two plots of land in the
neighborhood to one of its lenders after defaulting on a loan.

its most recent shareholder report, EAPCC stated that it had surrendered some
of its land to KCB Bank after failing to meet loan repayments.

Sh3.3 billion debt had increased to Sh6.6 billion after the default, and KCB
recalled the debt.

company transferred LR 8786 to KCB for debt settlement reasons, producing a
decrease of Sh4.85 billion,” EAPCC stated in its annual report for the
fiscal year ending June 2021.

company is nearing completion of the transfer of LR 8784/146 to KCB for the
settlement of the outstanding debt.”


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