KI­AMBU LAND ROW ESCALATES >

Court bars Ki­ambu county govern­ment from in­vad­ing a Sh100 mil­lion land claimed by Postal Cor­po­ra­tion.

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - COUNTY NEWS - BY ERIC WAINAINA

A court has stopped Ki­ambu county govern­ment from in­vad­ing a Sh100 mil­lion land be­long­ing to the Kenya Postal Cor­po­ra­tion in Ki­ambu town. Gover­nor Fer­di­nand Waititu is eye­ing the land for ex­pan­sion of a bus park which is un­der way in an ad­ja­cent plot.

The State cor­po­ra­tion moved to court seek­ing pro­hibitory or­ders af­ter Mr Waititu al­legedly in­structed work­ers to in­vade the land, mea­sur­ing three­quar­ters of an acre, lo­cated next to the Ki­ambu Post Of­fice, where they de­mol­ished houses and cut down trees.

Jus­tice L. Gicheru of the Thika En­vi­ron­ment and Land Court is­sued re­strain­ing or­ders to the Gover­nor Waititu-led ad­min­is­tra­tion, its agents or em­ploy­ees from in­ter­fer­ing with the prop­erty – Ki­ambu Mu­nic­i­pal­ity/block 2/284 – in­clud­ing de­mol­ish­ing of houses and cut­ting down of trees, pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the case, whose hear­ing starts on Oc­to­ber 25.

Post­mas­ter-gen­eral Dan Kagwe has al­ready writ­ten to the gover­nor, ask­ing him to keep off the land be­cause the cor­po­ra­tion has al­ready signed a lease for the prop­erty with Ms Fave Ga­soil (K) Lim­ited, listed as the sec­ond plain­tiff.

The let­ter, dated Oc­to­ber 3, was copied to De­vo­lu­tion Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Mwangi Ki­un­juri and ICT Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Joe Mucheru and the In­spec­tor-gen­eral of Po­lice, MR Joseph Boin­net.

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