IMG_20151217_151739 Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko addressing court reporters outside Milimani law courts after he obtained a court order restraining private developer from developing Nairobi water land in Loresho. BY SAM ALFAN.         Businessman Shital Baandari has put spirited effort  to gain access to suit land preserved for  Nairobi water reservoir.
The  developer’s application seeking to site  National Land Commission chairman  Mohammed  Swazuri for contempt was put off by vacation judge Justice Joseph. until January 19.
The judge said  the court will not hear he contempt application before seeing reapply by Swazuri.

The  court said unless defendant has respondent to the application, the matter shall be heard on date allocated.

The subject land is  located at Loresho area within Nairobi County.

The developer’s lawyer Masore Nyangau, said that he had no objection giving the defendant time to file response to the application.

Some two weeks ago Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko  obtained an order stopping  construction works by  developer on suit land meant for a water  reservoir. The  said land  is said  to have been  grabbed and construction works has commenced despite  restraining orders against Mr Shandari.
The orders were issued by Resident Magistrate Peter Muholi, who said that no activity should take place on the  suit land known as  Nairobi/ Block 90/599 until  the matter is heard inter parties on January 20.
The  Senator through his lawyer Martin Kuruga, told the court, the ;land is reserved for water reservoir that  supplies water to the  county residents.
Mr Shandari unlawfully  took possession of the property from persons who claimed  to have obtained a lease from Nairobi City council.
The lawyer told the court that the developer has even chosen to ignore an order from Land Commission which suspended any construction work on the suit land.
He said that the matter is still pending for review before the Land Commission and  no activity can take place on the public  property.
The  suit  land  is located within the county of Nairobi which  the senator represent and he said  has  to move  to   protect public land from  being grabbed.