Sakaja barred from interfering with former AG widow's property

A general view of the Lymack Suits at Four Ways Junction, Kiambu Road. [Courtesy, Meta]

The Environment and Planning Court has barred Nairobi Governor Nairobi Johnson Sakaja from interfering or invading a prime property on Four Ways Junction, Kiambu Road.

The land is allegedly owned by former Attorney General James Boro Karugu’s widow, Lucy Muthoni.

Justice Anne Omollo ordered Sakaja not to interfere with Ms Muthoni’s peaceful occupation of Lymack Suits until the case is heard next year.

“Pending the hearing and determination of this application inter parties, conservatory orders are hereby issued restraining the respondents from evicting, fencing or dealing in any manner with the suit property either by themselves, their agents or persons working under them,” ruled Justice Omollo.

Boro was Kenya's second Attorney General after independence and died last year.  In her case filed by lawyer Ashford Muriuki, Muthoni told the court that she was ordered to surrender her property to the county.

She sued the governor, his deputy James Muchiri, and Nairobi County. Muthoni wants the court to bar Sakaja and the county from interfering with her business. She also wants the court to order them to remove the fence put up around the property.

She is also seeking for an order that the directive to ‘surrender’ the property is illegal and unfair.