The High Court of Kenya has certified a lawsuit filed by former First Lady Mama Ngina Kenyatta seeking to compel the government to issue her with a title deed for 1,000 hectares of land based in Taita Taveta County.
This is termed as vengeance, many people don’t see the need of oppressing such an important individual in our nation.The former first lady has decided to move to the court as other leaders claim that it’s oppression.
Certifying the urgency of the suit, Justice John Chigiti of Milimani High Court on Friday, December 22, 2023 allowed Mama Ngina together with former Taveta MP Basil to formally file a substantive motion within 14 days compelling the Land Registrar and Attorney General Justin Muturi to issue them with a title on the land measuring 1062.3 hectares in the coastal region.
This has raised debates in the nation leaving many wondering why the state would fail to issue the title deeds yet she is the rightful owner of the land. This lawsuit filed against the state may serve justice to the Kenyatta’s family and be given their land.
How will justice be served when our leaders still believe in autocracy? This follows after the state failed to offer them the title deeds. The directives to be issued by the court are the only hope for the Kenyatta’s family.
The judge ordered the Land Registrar and the Attorney General to file their responses to the case within 14 days before the mention of the case on March 5, 2024.
According to justice Chigiti the applicants are granted leave to apply for a judicial review order compelling the land Registrar to issue and release to the applicants the Original Certificate of the land.
The directives by the court came after Mama Ngina and MP Basil filed the case faulting the government for failure to issue them with a title deed despite being the actual owners of the land.