NAIROBI Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko is a happy man after his visit to State House helped to stop the grabbing of a prime water reservoir at Nairobi’s Loresho estate.
Sonko had managed to obtain a court order stopping a private developer known as Shital Bhandari from developing the land belonging to the Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company which he allegedly grabbed with the help of powerful individuals at City Hall.
Sonko’s intervention at State House forced President Uhuru Kenyatta to order National Land Commission Chairman Muhammad Swazuri to revoke the title deed of the private developer who had managed to fence off the three-acre land which is registered as LR block 90/599.
In a circular, Uhuru also ordered Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and anti-graft officials to visit the site and ensure no construction is ongoing. EACC, NLC and City Hall officials are now expected at the site today to ensure the private developer from Pakistan is permanently evicted from the area.
On Friday Sonko obtained court orders stopping Bhandari from annexing the land. Bhandari has also been blocked from building any structure on the land and he has been ordered out.
Meanwhile unconfirmed reports allege the private developer may have terror links and he could have been plotting to grab the water reservoir that serves Gigiri, Spring Valley and Loresho residents and then later poison the water with chemical weapons to cause mass deaths of diplomats, international experts and elite Kenyans working in the area.