Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu was ordered to pay a Ksh1 million fine for trespass in a multi-million-shilling land scandal tracing back to when he was an MP.

Lands Court judge Samson Okong’o ordered Waititu, together with Joseph Ong’ete, Peter Ochieng', Philemon Oloo and Naftali Ogolla to hand over documents for the land on top of paying the fine.

A court found that Mr Waititu sold 10 acres of land to more than 200 people along Kangundo road in Nairobi, which belonged to Sahihi Housing Limited.

In a ruling, the court ordered residents on the property to vacate within 90 days or face forceful eviction.


Court's ruling

“I am satisfied that the plaintiff had proved its claim against the defendants and it is entitled to the prayers sought in the plaint," the ruling stated.

"The defendants shall vacate within 90 days failure to which the plaintiff is at liberty to apply for eviction orders," it continued.

Notably, Ong’ete, Ochieng and Oloo never replied or appeared in court while Ogolla and Waititu filed their replies and abandoned the case.

Sahihi’s director Azim Virjee told the court he purchased the land from Alpha Fine Foods Limited in 2011 for Ksh30 million intending to put up a low-cost estate but Waititu alongside the other four invaded the land and put up structures.