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Former Member of Parliament survives eviction following intervention by the court

A Kiambu Court has stopped Kiambu Coffee Growers Cooperative Union (CGCU) from evicting Former Kikuyu Member of Parliament Peter Kabibi Kinyanjui from the land that he had leased for seven years.

The former Kikuyu lawmaker had leased the land to put up a Sh. 267 million mall known as Jessie Arcade in Kabete.

A report by Business Daily on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 indicated that Kinyanjui had leased the land which is located in Kabete, Kiambu County for a period of 20 years effective from January 1, 2014.

In her ruling, Thika Environment and Law Court Judge Lucy Gicheru barred the union from evicting the former legislator from the land.

The judge also issued an order stopping the union from demolishing or interfering with the former MP’s lease of the land.

The orders were issued Mr. Kinyanjui through his son James Njoroge filed a case claiming that the union had declined to vary the lease agreement to enable him to obtain construction funds from financial lenders.

The former Kikuyu lawmaker had spent all his savings on the construction of the mall but ran short of funds to complete the project.

In his effort to secure a loan from two banks, he was given conditions including changing the name of the project as well as extending his lease period by a further 20 years.

He changed the name of the project but the union refused to extend his lease period prompting him to file a petition.

Kinyanjui was elected as the Member of Parliament for Kikuyu Constituency in 1983 on a KANU ticket and served for a period of 10 years from 1983 to 1992.

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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