JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
Until the morning of 29th October, 2011 the appellants together with many others had made their homes and complementary social amenities in Maasai Village in Embakasi area of Nairobi County. It was their case that they settled in an area comprised in thirteen (13) titles from 1982, constructed permanent and semi
permanent dwelling houses, schools, churches, medical facilities and other establishments; that they enjoyed actual and uninterrupted possession for a period of 18 years; and that the Government recognised their occupation, rights and status on the land by providing additional social amenities and security to the residents.
On 15th September, 2011 the Kenya Airports Authority (the 1st respondent) placed a notice which the appellants described as a reminder in the Daily Nation newspaper of 18th September, 2011 that read;
“NOTICE TO VACATE ILLEGALLY DEVELOPED AND ENCROACHED PORTIONS OF KENYA AIRPORTS AUTHORITY LAND L.R. NO.21919 AT KYANGOMBE, AND SYOKIMAU, JOMO…