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DP Ruto Suffers Another Setback in saving Weston Hotel from Demolition After Kang'ata Alleges This

Deputy President William Ruto has suffered yet another setback in his efforts to save his Weston Hotel from demolition and halt the court case filed against it.

Senator Irungu Kang'ata, one of his close allies, was responsible for this.

On Monday, July 10, lawyer Kang'ata appeared for the National Lands Commission (NLC) and opposed a plan devised by Weston Hotel to halt the proceedings before the Environment and Lands Court.

The Murang'a senator stated in his submission that Weston must allow the proceedings to conclude without interfering.

He argued that once a decision is reached in the Environment and Lands Court, Weston has the right to appeal.

“We are of the opinion that the petitioner has an opportunity to ventilate his issues once the case is determined, and your honour, if the intention is determined, we will be taken back there having spent the time here,” Kang'ata told the court.

Weston Hotel's lawyer, Ahmednassir Abdullahi, objected to the NLC's decision, claiming that the Environment and Lands Court lacked the legal authority to hear the case.

He accused Kang'ata of being illiterate in his submission, but he also had to file an appeal opposing the case's continuation.

“It demonstrates how clueless it is. If the NLC was serious about its mission, it would have challenged your decision. The NLC is unaware of this, and it is a tragedy for this country,” Ahmednassir responded to Kang'ata's submissions.

Following the NLC's latest stance, it enjoined KCAA to push for the resolution of the case, which Weston planned to push to next year.

Ahmednassir expressed his dissatisfaction with the case, claiming that Weston has no chance of winning because an appeal should have been filed first to stop the Environment and Lands Act hearing case.

“If you do not stay these proceedings, you will literally deprive yourself of the right to appeal,” he said.

He went on to say, "the record of Appeal was filed on July 9." It hasn't been given any instructions.”

In defending the ownership of the land on which the hotel is built, Ahmednassir stated that his client purchased the land from Priority Limited. There was no connection between KCAA and the land it now claims at the time.

KCAA, on the other hand, has maintained that Weston is using delaying tactics to drag out the case, thereby frustrating its bid to reclaim the land.

Weston, according to KCAA lawyer Stephen Ligunya, was putting obstacles in the way of the case.

“We have objected to that application. We believe the appeal is ill-conceived and will fail,” he said.

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Irungu Kang'ata NLC National Lands Commission Ruto Weston


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