Warrant of arrest issued against directors behind Westlands home demolition

Milimani Law Courts.

A warrant of arrest has been issued against three directors of a company alleged to be behind the demolition of a house in Westlands, Nairobi.

Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo issued the warrant against Samuel Chepkwony, John Rotich and Joel Kiplangat, the directors of Lariak Properties Limited after they failed to appear in court to answer to robbery with violence charges.

The trio is accused of robbing the occupants of the property, Niraj Batuk Shah and Avani Niraj Shah on 4th November 2022.

They are alleged to have robbed electric appliances, Jewelries and assorted household goods and items worth Sh 18,097,000, property of the Shah family.

It is alleged that during the time of the said robbery, the suspects threatened to use actual violence against the occupants.

In addition, the three are accused of willfully and unlawfully damaging a house valued at Sh 20 million, erected on the land parcel LR. No.1870/111/46; IR No.84817, the property of Batuk Lakhamshi Lalji Shah.

The trio is alleged to have committed the offense jointly with others not before court.

One of the directors of Lariak Properties Nathaniel Kipkemboi Barmasai has already been charged with robbery with violence.

He denied the charges and was granted a bond of Sh 3 million with alternative cash bail of Sh 2 million.