In Summary
  • Kikuyu Town Council ordered to pay Mr Kihoro Sh2.5 million in damages.

A church has been directed to pay former Nyeri Town MP Wanyiri Kihoro Sh4.5 million for illegally occupying his land in Uthiru, Nairobi for over thirty years.

Presbyterian Church of East Africa (Uthiru Church) and its chairperson, were also directed to remove their structures on the land within 90 days.

High Court Judge Elijah Obaga in his judgment found that the church had illegally been occupying the land which initially belonged to Mr Kihoro’s wife, the late political activist Dr Wanjiru Kihoro.


Justice Obaga said the church has no basis staying on the land because it had failed to demonstrate that it met the statutory threshold to claim ownership of the land.

The judge further said that the restriction which was registered on the land by the Kikuyu Town Council, making it difficult for Mr Kihoro to take ownership of the land from the church, had no basis.

Kikuyu Town Council was directed to pay Mr Kihoro Sh2.5 million in damages.

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