What you need to know.

  • Babu Owino has urged residents of Njiru not to make any payment to the family of the late politician Gerishon Kirima on the disputed land
  • He says that court must hear the claims by the family of the Italian settler Benardo De Masi

Pay No Penny

Embakasi East member of parliament Babu Owino has urged residents of Njiru not to make any payment to the family of the late politician Gerishon Kirima on the disputed land pending ruling on  application to stay previous orders.

The legislator argues that there is no basis for the residents to respond to letters being issued by the purported administrator of the vast land since that matter is still active in court.

“We are optimistic that the orders will the issued by he court to stop any transactions and activities,and I want to urge residents of Kasarani and Embakasi not to transact with the Kirima family or anyone purporting to be representing the family because the matter is still active in court,” Stated Babu Owino.

He says since the Italian settler Benardo De Masi claimed the ownership of the same land,the court proceedings ought to have stopped,De Masi be enjoined as fresh party in the matter.

He says the residents of the disputed land currently on cross-road on whom to pay as the legitimate owner of the contested land since the family of De Masi are also contesting the for the over 1000 hacters of land spread across three sub-counties.

Recusal Calls

The politician went ahead to warn of the potential conflict of interest urged the presiding Judge Justice Lucy Mbugua to recuse herself in case she feels conflicted

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“I also call upon the presiding judge to consider recusal if she fill she will be conflicted in during the proceedings.This is a serious matter that requires impartiality for logical conclusion,”The legislator added.

Babu was speaking after the presiding judge. Justice Lucy Mbugua gave a directive that she will give a ruling on 18th April on application to stay the orders and have the family of De Masi heard in the land dispute.

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