KCAA Moves To Court In Bid To Reclaim Weston Hotel Land

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has requested that the High Court intervene in its renewed bid to seize the parcel of land on which the Weston Hotel is built.

In a new application to the Environment and Lands Courts, KCAA claims that two years after Weston received orders suspending the case in order to pursue an appeal, the appeal has made no progress.

In 2021, Weston filed an appeal with the Court of Appeal, criticizing High Court Judge Benard Eboso for insisting on hearing a petition submitted by KCAA.

The petition by the state agency was challenging a decision by the National Land Commission report that recommended Weston to pay for the airport-disputed land instead of the property being demolished.

Weston in objection to that case asked the court to dismiss the matter on grounds that the High Court lacked jurisdiction to hear it.

But the High Court declined and directed the matter to proceed for a full hearing.

Aggrieved, Weston appealed. An order was then issued suspending the matter at the High Court to allow Weston to pursue the appeal.

But KCAA now says Weston has failed to prosecute the appeal.

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