High court stops destruction of Sonko’s booths in several parts of Nairobi.
The High Court has stopped destruction of the sanitiser booths that the Sonko Rescue Team (SRT) erected in several parts of Nairobi pending determination of a case the team filed against the State.
Justice Weldon Korir on Tuesday asked Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe, Inspector-General of Police Hilary Mutyambai and the Nairobi Regional Security Commissioner Wilson Njenga to stop the exercise.
No demolitions will happen.
Justice Korir said no demolitions should take place in areas including the Kencom bus stage, Mathare, Korogocho, Nyayo Estate, Greenspan, the area outside Kenyatta National Hospital and Buruburu shopping centres.
He also barred agents and officials of relevant government agencies from stopping donation of foodstuff and face masks to residents of areas including Mathare, Kibra, Buruburu, Greenspan.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s case will be heard later.
The judge said the directives will remain until a case by the SRT, which is associated with Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, is heard and determined.
He directed the lawyer to serve the court pleadings to the respondents by April 30 and set the hearing for May 12.
(H/T Daily Nation)