Blow to Kiambu County after it loses a dispute involving ownership of a Sh5 billion land to a Pork products dealer.
This is after Justice Lucy Gacheru dismissed a request by the county government to suspend the implementation of a ruling that quashed the National Land Commission’s decision to revoke Farmers Choice Limited.
According to Gacheru, the request lacked legal basis and there was no susbstantive Appeal.
“There is no substantive Appeal that has been filed by the county government. No Memorandum of Appeal has been filed,” ruled Gacheru.
According to the Judge, without an appeal, the county government has not produced any evidence that it has sought for extension of time within which to file the appeal, It is thus the court’s considered view that the application has no anchor within which it is to be held.
The county wanted to temporarily suspend the execution of her judgment dated May 7, 2020, so that it can move to the court of appeal.
The county argued that it had an arguable appeal with high chances of success.
The company will continue owning and using the land measuring 248 acres in Kiambu.