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Coast politician risks eviction over rent arrears

10 September 2015, 09:15 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - The Mombasa high court has directed Nicholas Zani to identify his belongs in an apartment that is at the center of contention in Nyali Estate.

Justice Patrick Otieno directed that exercise should be done in the presence both the landlady, Phylis Cheche and Zani's lawyers.

The ladlady of the two bedroom apartment had sued Zani for allegedly defaulting payment of rent for over a year.

According to the Cheche, Zani had rented the apartment on June 5, 2014 before leaving for Germany having signed a tenancy agreement of two years.

The respondent had moved to court to block the landlady form evicting him from the house claiming that he had renovated the house at the cost of KES 431 000.

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Zani is challenging a magistrate court order to vacate him terming the eviction order unlawful.

Cheche had moved to court on April 13, 2015 demanding that Zani be compelled to pay KES 900 000 accrued rental arrears for the period between June 2014 and April 2015.

The magistrate directed that the respondent file their replying affidavit and serve the petitioner within 14 days.

However, the landlady's lawyer, Ratemo dismissed claims that Zani had been evicted from the apartment.

He said the respondent had vacated the house following a distress order granted by the court.

In the earlier suit filed at the magistrate court, Cheche had informed the curt that Zani had occupied the apartment when it was fully furnished.

The case will be mentioned on October 28, 2015.

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