Marble Arch Hotel owner Mike Maina’s plea to block Nairobi county government to block demolition of his hotel parking fence has been withdrawn.
According to Environment and Land Court judge Lucy Mbugua on last week, the land which was used by the hotel as a parking lot was alleyd to be a public land.
However, the judge ordered that the suit had no merit as Muthithi did not follow the laid down dispute resolution mechanisms.
“The upshot of the findings of this court are that the suit is not merited. The same is hereby dismissed,” justice Mbugua ruled.
However, the threats to bring down the hotel parking lot were made by former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko four years ago.
According to former Nairobi governor, the parking lot sat on a public land.
Additionally, Sonko sought to raze the hotel on ruling that the titles to the properties were illegally accumulated.
Nonetheless, the two companies asked the court to declare that Muthithi Investments is the legal and rightful proprietor of LR No. 209/11100 (IR 47666) and LR No. 209/11843 (IR No. 57355) located within the Nairobi CBD.