Cortec Mining Company Director Businessman Jacob Juma at Milimani law court who filed an application seeking to revoke a title deed held by Renton Company limited on Monday Feb 23 2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Nairobi county government has seven days to reply to claims of corruption involving the transfer of a
Sh1.5 billion public utility plot to areal estate firm alleged to have grabbed 665 hectares of land in Ruai.
Lady Justice Mumbi Ngugi ordered Governor Evans’s Kidero’s leadership and directors of Renton Company Limited to file their replies to the petition by city tycoon and Erad Constructions owner Jacob Juma.
This is after city tycoon and and Cortec mining company boss Jacob Juma filed the application in high court seeking to revoke a title deed held by Renton Company limited.
Justice Weldon Korir said that application filed by businessman Jacob Juma o Monday was so urgent and the two respondents including attorney general, National land commission and Ethics and anti-corruption commission to file response to allow the matter to be heard inter-parties on 26 February 2015.
This is after Nairobi business man has sued Renton Company Limited which is alleged to have acquired 1600 acres of land worth 1.5 billion shillings in Ruai illegally.
Mr Juma in his application that suit land was allocated former Nairobi City Council by the government in 1996 for purposes development of sewer treatment plant and other facilities as part of implementation of Nairobi Metropolitan Growth Strategy of 1973.
He says that NCC upon receiving the grant in respect of the suit land it was transferred to Renton company limited the same day, saying there fraud on the part of the council officials and the company purported to have purchased it.
“The suit land was registered in favor of NCC on 12 April 1996 at 9.30 and transferred to Renton limited at 10.25 same day i n a manner that was manifest with corruption, fraud and breach of Constitution” the petitioner says.
The applicant seeks the court to investigate whether Sh 18,200,000 said to have been paid as stump duty was indeed received by the government.
Mr Juma says that NCC having only registered the grant in its favor for fifty-five minutes could not have complied with special condition for the transfer the said suit land.
The applicant will be asking the court to issue an injunction restraining further ruse of the suit land by the directors of the company pending the hearing and determination of the case.
The judge directed that matter be heard before Justice Mumbi Ngugi of the constitutional court
The hearing of the case has been scheduled for March 6 at the High Court in Nairobi.