BY SAM ALFAN.
High court sitting in Nairobi has suspended warrant of arrest issued against the director city planning for failure to appear in court.
Justice Weldon Korir said that pending the hearing of the application before city planning director M’s Rose Mwema and Chief land officer Mr. S. G. Mwangi should not be arrested has ordered by Justice Mumbi Ngugi.
Judge Ngugi had earlier directed the arrest of the officers and present them to court t to show cause why they should not be send to jail for refusing to obey a court directing them to release multi million shillings property to 43 member of Buruburu River bank development committee.
The orders were issued on an application by the member’s lawyer Henry Kurauka on grounds that the two have completely refused to release the land to the applicants which they were given by City Council of Nairobi.
The lawyer told the court that the two officers have instead been issuing letters to other parties while being aware that the suit property belongs to the applicants.
He said that the officers have even prevented the applicants from paying rates to the Nairobi county government.