Ngilu, Swazuri head to Supreme Court over land dispute
03 February 2015, 13:51
Nairobi - Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has headed to the Supreme Court to help solve an ongoing dispute with the National Lands Commision NLC chairman Mohammed Swazuri.
Ngilu and Swazuri have been haggling over who is the key player in solving and handling land matters with the two organizations often having conflicting reports over matters land.
President Uhuru Kenyatta had given the two parties 90 days to solve the issues or go to the Supreme Court for help and after the 90 day period elapsed, the two dies have been forced to end up at the court.
Ngilu, represented by lawyer Paul Muite Tuesday, said that a report compiled to help ease tension between the two parties was not in order and disowned it.
Muite said that his client found parts of the report unacceptable, saying that Ngilu was not part of the team chosen to solve the current blockade.
On his part, Swazuri, through lawyer Tom Ojienda argued that the Committee formed had integrated members of the Lands Ministry, which Ngilu is a part of.
The two bodies have been embroiled in a war of attrition, with Swazuri often saying that the NLC is the superior body in land matters, with Ngilu also taking the high road on the same.
The Supreme Court will make a decision by the end of the week.
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