A court in Kenya has requested former President Daniel arap Moi to pay 1.06bn shillings ($10.5m £8.2m) in compensation to a widow for illegally seizing her land.
Mr Moi transferred to himself 53 acres of land belonging to widow Susan Cheburet Chelugui, the judge dominated.
The land was illegally grabbed 36 decades back but only transferred to Mr Moi’s identify in 2007.
Ms Chelugui’s spouse Noah Chelugui was a local main in the course of Mr Moi’s rule.
The former president, who stays Kenya’s longest-serving leader, was accused by Ms Chelugui and her son David Chelugui of transferring their spouse and children land into his name two years after Ms Chelugui’s spouse passed away.
Mr Moi is then reported to have offered the land to Rai Plywood Minimal, a timber firm, the BBC’s Mercy Juma reviews from Nairobi.
Rai Plywood Minimal informed the decide that it had purchased the land from Moi in 2007 soon after comprehensive authorized checks.
However, Mr Moi was unable to give the court docket any proof of how he arrived to possess the land, our correspondent states.
Choose Anthony Ombwayo reported Mr Moi experienced behaved in a way that was “unconstitutional, irregular, unprocedural” and “tainted”.
Mr Moi turned Kenya’s next president in 1978 and served right until 2002.
He dominated the region with an iron fist and was accused of human rights abuses.
Below worldwide force, he authorized multi-get together elections in 1992, which were being marred by common violence and allegations of rigging.