Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino on Wednesday lauded the Court of Appeal for issuing conservatory orders on the controversial Gerishon Kirima land Njiru, Embakasi East.
Judge Mohammed Warsame allowed the current land settlers to continue residing on the said piece of land until the case is heard and determined.
“We don’t want our orders to evict anybody. Lawyers, talk with your clients, sit together and resolve this matter.
“This is not a matter for the court and it’s a matter that you can resolve and when there’s consent people will be happy. You must negotiate and live together,” Justice Warsame stated.
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The court further urged the parties in the case to consider an amicable out-of-court settlement.
In his response, Babu Owino pledged to protect the residents from eviction and harassment until the Appeal is heard and determined.
“We will defeat you the Kirimas’. This case will last for 50 years,” the legislator added.
“The great people of both Embakasi East and Kasarani Constituencies should now sleep tight after the Court of Appeal admitted their Appeal on the Kirima Land Question. We will win eventually. Thanks to the Court of Appeal for being on the side of the Great People of Embakasi and Kasarani Constituencies,” Babu Owino stated.
On November 22, the Environment and Land Court in Nairobi also directed that residents occupying the land should not be evicted until the case is heard and determined on January 29, 2024.
The ruling was issued by Justice Anne Omollo in the case filed by Joseph Omito and 680 residents seeking an injunction against the impending evictions.
On November 21, Cabinet Secretary in charge of land, Alice Wahome disclosed that the government would not be dragged into the Kirima Land dispute.
The CS instead, called on the land settlers to negotiate with the Kirima family or leave as per a court order issued by Justice Samuel Okong’o.
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