Court declines to stop County Govt from demolishing Patrick Nderitu’s property again


It is yet another blow for businessman Patrick Nderitu after a Nairobi court again dismissed his application seeking to stop demolition of his business premises by the County Government.

Senior Resident Magistrate Patrick Muholi dismissed the application saying the court lacked jurisdiction to handle the case.

“This suit is hereby struck out for lack of jurisdiction by this court”, ruled Muholi.

Nderitu was also seeking to have the county government restrained from interfering with his business.

The businessman whose business (Pimp My Ride East Africa) premises has been demolished twice by the County wanted to stop further demolition.

The businessman had earlier moved to court after seeking to stop the demolition after he was given a seven day notice by Governor Sonko’s administration but his application was dismissed.

The notice was to elapse on 9th July after which the county went ahead to demolish the premises saying the construction was not approved.

However, Nderitu argued that he had obtained all the approvals, including building permits from the county government.

He said that he has been occupying the premises on the strength of a lease between him and the landlord and all was well until July 2, when he received a seven-day notice stating that the construction was illegal.

The businessman was apprehensive that the impending demolitions would be carried out on the basis of personal vendetta.

Nderitu who is also the director of Landmark Properties International Limited is also involved in several other land dispute cases including the late Bishop Ocholla’s Glad Tidings Crusade property in Buruburu.