In Summary:
– A land dealer has sued Deputy President William Ruto over the controversial Weston Hotel land.

A land dealer has taken Deputy President William Ruto to court over the controversial Weston Hotel land.

Martin Muriithi Njeru argued that he had sufficient reasons to believe Mr Ruto illegally acquired the land and should be ordered to return it to the government.

“Mr Ruto has publicly admitted that he owns Weston Hotel, which is built on public land. Despite being aware of the illegal acquisition of the land, Mr Ruto has ignored (the) public outcry concerning his illegal acts,” said Njeru.

Mr Njeru wants the court to order the DP to step aside pending investigations into the alleged land grab, arguing that Mr Ruto occupies an influential position and is likely to interfere with investigations if still in office.

He also wants Mr Ruto stopped from dealing, alienating or transferring the Weston Hotel land until the dispute surrounding the land’s acquisition is determined.