An investment firm accused of encroaching on a prime parcel of land in Nairobi’s Garden Estate has suffered a blow at the High Court.
Meron Limited, a firm accused of fraudulently encroaching on Langton Investments land, suffered the setback after the Environment and Land Court Judge Justice Edward Wabwoto dismissed an application by the firm seeking to sustain its continued occupation on the land.
In his ruling, Justice Wabwoto noted that Meron Limited appeared to have tried to litigate the issue of ownership of the suit property through interlocutory applications.
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“Given the foregoing, this Court finds that the 1st Defendant’s (Meron’s) application dated November 23, 2023, lacks merit, and the same is dismissed,” Justice Wabwoto ruled.
In an earlier ruling following an application by Langton Investments, the High Court had issued orders barring Meron Investments and its agents from entering on, selling, transferring, alienating, developing, or whatsoever dealing with the suit property being L.R. No. 28401 and including any subdivision thereof.
In its application, Langton Investments had submitted that Meron Investments agents had fraudulently acquired a Title deed for the property measuring 21.85 hectares by pretense.
Upon realization of the fraudulent activities, The Registrar of Titles in Gazette notices dated December 1, 2023, revoked and canceled the Leases and Certificates that Meron Investments had acquired.
In the main suit at the High Court, Langton Investments is seeking a permanent injunction restraining Meron Investments, whether by themselves, their members, beneficiaries’ employees, servants and agents, or anyone, from entering, encroaching on, selling, transferring, alienating, developing or whatsoever dealing with the suit property.
The firm is also seeking compensation by way of damages for trespass.