Uhuru's Cousin Wins Ksh2.4B Fierce Court Battle

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta's cousin won a fierce court battle which saw her claim authority over a contentious Nairobi's Lavington land, worth Ksh2.4 billion.

    The Standard, on October 22, reported that Lennah Catherine Koinange, a daughter of former powerful Cabinet Minister Mbiyu Koinange was named as the genuine owner of the land.

    Justice Elijah Obaga, on Friday, October 18, dismissed an application which sought to thwart Catherine's from taking an unprecedented action over the land.

    Mbiyu Koinange (l) with Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (r). The late Cabinet Minister's daughter won a court case on a contentious Nairobi land on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Nairobi House Limited, the petitioner, wanted Catherine stopped from disposing of, sub-dividing or selling the 4.8 - acre land. 

    The company claimed to be the owners of the contentious land.

    “I find that the application for injunction filed by the company lacks merit and is hereby dismissed with costs to Catherine. 

    "The issues raised can only be determined after the full hearing as to who is lawfully the owner of the disputed parcel of land,” Obaga issued his verdict.

    In the court papers, Catherine swore that her late father gave her the land before he passed away in 1981 and in 1990, she registered it in her name. She was issued a title in 1990.

    Nairobi House argued that it has a valid title deed with a 999-year lease from 1910.

    It further claimed to have owned the land until 2016, accusing Catherine of allegedly constructing a fence around it after an invasion. 

    Jeff Koinange posted a photo of his family which warmed Kenyans hearts on social media on September 26, 2019