The Kakamega High Court has restrained Sarai Group from carrying on its activities at the Mumias Sugar company for ten days. This is the second court order relating to the leasing of the miller.
Justice Wilfrida Okwany issued interim orders to enable respondents to file their responses.
“The subject matter involves the lease of Mumias Sugar and it’s of great concern to the public and is the subject of court litigations before the various courts including this court… I am satisfied that on the material provided before this court the applicant has made out a case for the granting of the interim orders sought,” the court noted.
In the week (January 11), the County Government of Kakamega had obtained an order allowing Sarrai Group to proceed with operations, despite another order to the contrary.
Matters Mumias Sugar Lease
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The order was later vacated by High Court Judge William Musyoka. The Judge faulted the County Government for failing to disclose the existence of an initial order issued on December 29, suspending the leasing process.
“That, the order of 29/12/2021 should have been disclosed by the applicant (county government) since it cannot possibly be in operation at the same time with the order that I made herein on 11/1/2022,” ruled Justice Musyoka.
The matter will be heard on January 25.
On Tuesday, a Vihiga court issued orders stopping Tumaz and Tumaz Enterprises from interfering with the lease related to Mumias that had been issued to Sarrai.