Case on 15 Mau shut schools adjourned
SEE ALSO :Rift Valley leaders seek talks over MauThe two organisations are represented by lawyers Martin ole Kamwaro and Allan ole Meing'ati respectively. The ruling was set for Wednesday, but Narok County Government, represented by Kemboi S.L and Company Advocates, filed a preliminary objection last week. He argued that the court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case as it is based on violation of children’s rights to education and other basic rights, which is a preserve of the High Court of Kenya. Mr Kemboi argued that the matter should be taken to a constitutional court for hearing and determination, faulting the move by the 35 lawyers to file it in an environment court. The petition was first filed before Justice Mwangi Njoroge in the Kitale Environment court a fortnight ago but was later transferred to Narok.
SEE ALSO :All set for Mau forest evictionsSettlers leave Meanwhile, settlers continued to leave the disputed 17,000 acres of land the Government had declared is part of the Mau Complex. At least 2,200 families have left the forestland. Addressing journalists at his office yesterday, area County Commissioner Samuel Kimiti said the process of receiving land ownership documents surrendered by the settlers was on.
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