The National Lands Commission(NLC) has made a u-turn on an application to adjourn the Weston land case.
KCAA had launched an appeal to have the hotel demolished citing it as their property. The hotel belongs to Deputy President William Ruto.
Although the commission supports the case associated with Deputy President William Ruto to an extent that the court has no powers to hear the case filed by Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, it contended that the court ought to continue to hear the final submissions.
Lawyer Irungu Kang'ata, a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, is representing NLC in the case. As indicated by the commission, Weston gets an opportunity to offer the whole case once the Environment and Lands Court decides it.
In an answer, Weston's Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi said NLC ought to have been quick to challenge a decision by Justice Bernard Eboso about whether or not he has powers to hear cases controlled by the commission.
Photo: Lawyer Ahmednasir.
The Land commission upheld KCAA's contention that the case ought to continue despite an appeal by Weston on Friday.
Ahmednasir told the court that Weston would be at a loss if the hearings continue before that of the appeal on whether the land court has powers to engage cases settled by NLC.
Weston has declared that it possesses the challenged land. As per Ahmednasir, his client purchased the land from Priority Limited. He said that there was no connection between KCAA and the land it currently asserts.
However, KCAA says that Weston is applying to delay tactics to frustrate its attempts to recover the land situated opposite Wilson Airport.
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