Council to vacate Red Star Campaign injunction
The Red Star Campaign committee chaired by the Deputy Mayor Wild Ndipo on Tuesday resolved to vacate the court order which 54 developers obtained restraining the Council from demolishing their structures.
During an emergency meeting, the committee was informed that the lawyer representing the 54 had written the Council asking for extension of the notice period for the developers to start acting on the demolition recommendation.
However, the committee observed that as much as there was no problem in granting the developers audience to discuss the request, it was important for the Council’s legal team to act on the court order first.
It was also resolved that the arrangement to grant audience to developers should be extended to all over 160 building owners whose structures were recommended for action.
Apart from demolition, other buildings are expected to be maintained while others only need to be painted.
The deadline for building owners to voluntarily demolish their structures is February 29, 2016 and the committee resolved to reconvene immediately the court rules on its application to vacate the injunction.