A prime plot located near State House Nairobi has left a Chinese businessman at a loss after being unable to produce documents proving ownership.
Yu Donghui while appearing before High Court Judge Elijah Ombaga, said that his firm Catham Properties Limited bought the over two acre piece of land about five years ago.
His firm could not however provide receipts to the land as the chief lands registrar in September 22, 2014 canceled the title.
The contentious piece of land has Catham, and two other firms; Delta Haulage Services Limited, Samvo Limited fighting over its ownership.
Donghui’s firm, he told the court was planning on setting up an ultra modern multi-billion business centre on the piece of land valued at Sh2 billion.
The ministry of lands does however hold a title deed proving ownership by Delta Haulage Services Limited. Samvo Ltd has in a separate suit challenged it.
Two men; Christopher Mugoye Wamae and Alexander Kung’u Maina are believed to have handed over the deed to Catham in 2014, a transaction the Attorney General – who is representing the chief lands registrar – says is fraudulent.
Kitui Governor, then Lands CS Charity Ngilu is said to have attended the ground breaking ceremony of Catham’s multi-billion business venture.
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