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