Kenya: East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) has threatened “recovery proceedings” in relation to the alleged unlawful extraction of building materials on the producer’s land in Mavoko County by China Road and Bridges Corporation (CRBC). EAPCC says that it has twice contacted the construction company, which is engaged in building the Nairobi Expressway toll road, to order it to desist, according to the Business Daily newspaper.
Acting managing director Stephen Nthei said, “The company cannot violate the country’s laws when constructing a commercial road. Any mining activities will devalue our land when we are eyeing prospective buyers. We might be forced to institute recovery proceedings against this company.”
The cement producer is seeking a buyer for the parcels of land, which are also home to illegal squatters.