A Environment and Lands court sitting in Thika stopped the sale of houses on Brookview Estate after a Mr Boniface Mwangi Kahunga sued Timothy Njuguna Karanja and Assal Limited for breach of contract.
Brookview Estate’s land was sold by Assal Limited, a firm associated with former Vice President Dr Josephat Karanja (deceased); now under his beneficiaries.
The land was sold to Willstonehomes and is located along Kenyatta Road opposite New Rain Hotel.
Honourable Judge Lucy Gicheru issued orders on 22nd June 2021 against any further transactions.
“That the 2nd Defendant/Applicant shall issue an undertaking within Fourteen (14) days from the date of this Consent to hold in escrow, the portion of the proceeds of the sale of the ‘Red Section’ of the property formerly known as LR.6944/2 THIKA due to the 1st Defendant/Respondent Mr. Timothy Njuguna Karanja, as set out in the High Court Succession Cause No. 816 of 1994 until the determination of this suit”, Judge Lucy Gicheru ordered.
‘People might end up losing money if they continue buying land there. This is a buyer beware call’, said a source familiar with the matter.
Plaintiff and the Second Defendant (Assal Limited) who’s the seller of the land to Willstonehomes Limited entered into a consent to maintain the status quo of the particular parcels.
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