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Sonko allowed to remain in hawkers case

The High Court has allowed Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi alias Sonko to remain in a case seeking to block the National Council of Churches of Kenya from evicting 3,000 jua kali artisans.

The long-drawn land dispute revolves around the sale of the plot NCCK held as a trustee to a private developer.

The land is in Buru Buru, Nairobi.

A Judge on Wednesday  dismissed a petition that sought to lock the senator out of the litigation on the grounds that he was not an interested party.

Orders extended

NCCK and Tranquility Limited had jointly opposed the inclusion of  Mr Mbuvi saying his case had the potential of derailing  the outcome of a suit the artisans filed.

It was argued that the senator was representing the same interests as the artisans.

“The plaintiff was clearly a party…multiple parties must be separated from already on going and determined suits,” ruled Lady Justice Pauline Nyamweya.

At the same time, she extended orders barring NCCK and Tranquility Limited  from interfering with the property until the dispute is settled. The case will be heard on March 3.