The High Court has set the 18th of April 18 as the date when it will rule whether it will issue temporary orders preserving the contentious Kirima Njiru land pending the determination of a suit filed by an Italian family laying claim over the same property.
Environment and Land Court Judge Lucy Mbugua said she will give a ruling on the said date regarding the amended application dated 11th of January this year while the Kirima family were granted time to file their responses in the case by the 4th of March
One Bernado Vicezo De Masi in his court papers claims that the land belongs to his late father Dominico De Masi whilst obtaining crucial evidence and information to support the ownership.
His case comes after the court gave the land’s ownership right to the family of Kirima in December last year.
The judgment was issued by Environment and Land Judge Samson Okong’o, who gave the squatters up to December 31, to vacate and hand over possession of the property to the estate of Kirima.
Embakasi East MP Babu Owino who was present in court later told the Press that they would pursue the case to its logical conclusion to ensure residents get the justice they deserve.
This as the settlers have begun negotiating with the Kirima family on the transfer of ownership of the land.