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Catholic bishops ordered to pay Sh13m to Al Yusra restaurant

Catholic bishops will now have to pay a city restaurant Sh13 million for abruptly stopping a six-year business deal to rent space at Waumini House in Westlands, Nairobi.

Supreme Court Judge Isaac Lenaola ruled that the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops refused to allow Al Yusra restaurant to carry on with its business on discriminatory grounds.

In his ruling delivered by Justice John Mativo on Tuesday, the judge pointed out that Catholic Bishops will pay the restaurant Sh10 million as compensation for refurbishing the venue of the disputed premises and Sh3 million for being shown the door on discriminatory grounds.

“This case has brought to the fore the century-old conflict between religions, yet the issue would have simply rested as a tenancy dispute,” ruled Justice Lenaola.