Kabete Member of Parliament Lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui with Kabete Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu and Thika town member of Parliament Alice Nganga outside a court room at Milimani law court after they obtained orders barring Kiambu county Government from evicting traders from Makadara market in Thika town on21/12/2015.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Kiambu County government bas been stopped from evicting traders from the Makadara Market in Thika town.
Justice Weldon Korir further restraining the Kiambu county government and anybody else from allocating or dividing the Makadara market.
This is after Kabete Embakasi Member of Parliament Ferdinand Waititu and Thika Member of Parliament Alice Nganga moved to court to challenge the decision of Kiambu County Government to evict over 5,000 Makandara Market traders.
The two together with Ephantus Njeru Ngari who is the Chairman of the MAKADARA Market Traders Welfare Association claims that Kiambu Governor William Kabogo wants to evict them the market.
Waititu claims that on November 22 Kabogo called the press and stated publicly that the fire gutting the Makadara Market was an act of arson and was a criminal act but he did not report the matter to the police.
Through their lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui the petitioners told the court that Kabogo said the fire was deliberately set by a cartel keen on taking over the said market.
“This means that the Governor Knew who the cartel was, its members and that they had actually orchestrated the fire,”said Kinyanjui.
They are seeking conservatory orders restraining Kiambu County Government from evicting the traders pending the hearing and determination of the suit.
The matter will be mentioned on 29 of January for the Consolidation with the other petition filed by Thika Town MP Alice Nganga.