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Nakumatt says not aware of ruling on building

The Hazina Trade Centre in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU
The Hazina Trade Centre in Nairobi. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU 

The public pensions provider is free to resume construction of the stalled 36-storey Hazina Trade Centre after the High Court dismissed an injunction secured by Nakumatt Supermarkets, MPs heard yesterday.

The High Court on Monday discharged an injunction against National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and its contractors from developing the building, which Nakumatt holdings had used to block the erection of more floors.

Nakumatt moved to court to block its landlord, the NSSF, from putting up the building citing loss of business and exposure of public within the premises and its environs.

 “The ruling was that there was an injunction against NSSF and its contractors from developing the building which has been discharged. Therefore, the NSSF and the contractors are now free to proceed with construction as they deem fit pending determination of the substantive case,” Public Investments Committee (PIC) chairman Adan Keynan told Mr Atul Shah, the Nakumatt Holdings chief executive and his lawyer Manase Mwangi who both said they were unaware of the existence of the court ruling.