Weston Hotel VS KCAA hearing set for today

by Wakili Liam
Ahmednasir Abdullahi

The case involving the hotel associated with Deputy President William Ruto is set to continue today.

Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi had filed an injunction arguing the Environment and Lands Court did not have the powers to hear the case, but Justice Bernard Eboso dismissed it.

In June 2020, the hotel argued that KCAA defied National Land Commission’s (NLC) orders to conclude negotiations on the land.

But the judge in his ruling in March this year noted that the court had powers to hear cases from the commission.

Delay tactics

According to KCAA director Gilbert Kibe, the DP Ruto linked hotel is using delay tactics to have the matter in court for longer periods.

“This application is specifically intended to delay the hearing of the substantive petition for nefarious reasons… The second respondent (Weston) has not filed submissions on the main petition for over two years now in breach of directions issued multiple times,” KCAA said in response to the Weston application.

KCAA wants Weston taken down and the land given back to Wilson Airport.

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