CHINESE COMPANY IN ROW WITH HOME OWNERS.

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Lawyer Lawrence Nyangito for Jessie Rubua Kirongothi and Marilyn Mercy Wanjiru who has moved to court seeking orders to the ongoing blasting of rocks and excavation works at Ngong veterinary farm which the owners of buildings claim have destroyed their houses on Thursday 13 August, 2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
China Road and Bridge Corporation has been sued by developers over the blasting of rocks and excavation works at Ngong veterinary farm which the owners of buildings claim have destroyed their houses.
The ongoing activities have caused extensive damages to the surrounding buildings and residential houses which two applicants have applied for an injunction against ballasting and excavation works.
The applicants Jessie Rubua Kirongothi and Marilyn Mercy Wanjiru, through their lawyer Lawrence Nyangito told the court that unless the ongoing works is stopped residential owners will great damage and loss of their properties.
He told Justice Lucy Gacheru, that the works should be halted until proper environmental impact assessment is carried out to protect properties from destruction.
The court heard that the foreign company is involved in the construction of the Nairobi Southern Bypass and engaging in blasting of rocks and carrying out excavation works to detriment of the owners of the buildings and residential houses.
Mr Nyangito submitted that the defendant has not taken any mitigating action to reduce the noise from the blasts so as to protect properties belonging to private developers as provided by the law.
“The blasting and the excavation works at the quarry have consequently caused breakage of windows, cracks developing on the interior and exterior walls including the perimeter wall” he said
The court will issue its ruling on September 2 on the application for injunction has sought by the applicants.

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