The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is pushing for revocation of the title deed of the land on which the hotel sits. The title was issued in the 1990s.
But Ruto is linking the fresh court bid to the 2022 Presidential Elections where he is an apparent front runner.
Ruto’s lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi says, “It is a cheap attempt on the part of the conspirators to malign and scandalise the Deputy President because it is believed he has certain interest and association with the property.”
The National Land Commission had earlier ruled that the Weston Hotel should retain the land and compensate KCAA at the current market value.
If the court rules that the land was acquired unprocedurally, SANY will move in to repossess the public land.