DP William Ruto’s Weston Hotel faces demolition threats again
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is back to court again to seeking to repossess the land occupied by Weston Hotel, a hotel owned by Deputy President (DP) William Ruto.
A suit filed by lawyers James Orengo and Otiendo Amollo argues that National Lands Commission (NLC) lacked powers to order KCAA to negotiate with the Deputy President for compensation.
“The first respondent’s (NLC) determination further is irrational and irregular as no party pleaded for compensation. The final order also fails to account for the fixtures on the land, making the order ambiguous and absurd and incapable of implementation,” argued the lawyers.
KCAA are seeking to have their land back and not any other form of compensation.
The lawyers further argue that the ruling turned a blind eye on the corrupt dealings of the parties involved.
“Similarly, the determination is irrational because it deliberately turned a blind eye to the corrupt dealings of other respondents instead of upholding the petitioner legitimate expectation to enforcement of its property rights, thereby setting a bad precedent that wrongfully elevates land grabbing by private entities beyond legal reproach,” they presented.
This comes after a deal was brokered by the NLC to have DP Ruto pay for the controversial land after it found that Weston Hotel was been built on grabbed land belonging to KCAA.