Former Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament Musa Sirma’s property could be auctioned over the shillings 6 million awarded to three respondents in a case he filed after 2017 general elections challenging the declaration of Moses Lessonet as Eldama Ravine Member of Parliament.
Sirma had moved to court after the 2017 elections and sued Eldama Ravine MP Moses Lessonet, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC and the Returning Officer Peter Kuria.
Sirma wanted the declaration of Lessonet as the Eldama Ravine Parliamentary Seat winner quashed.
The case was dismissed by the court and ordered Sirma to pay the three respondents shillings two million each.
Sirma, however was not pleased with the decision and prayed to court to consider IEBC and Kuria as one respondent so he could pay shillings four million instead of paying the six million.
Sirma has since paid Lessonet some amount remaining with a balance of 750,000 and he is yet to pay Kuria and IEBC.
Lessonet is now demanding for the remaining amount or Sirma faces an auction, Lessonet had secured Gillette Auctioneers’ services to auction Sirma’s property, though Simra moved to court seeking orders to stopping the execution on the March 4, 2018 that required him to pay IEBC, Kuria and Eldama Ravine MP shillings six million.
The Former East African Cooperation Minister lost the appeal after Justice Justus Bwonwong’a, of Kabarnet Hight Court, dismissed his application and ordered him to pay as earlier directed.
On September 19, 2019, Sirma instituted another case that roped in Gillette Auctioneers as interested parties following what he termed as illegal proclamation.
Sirma argued that the auctioneers had undervalued his property, including his motor vehicle, a Prado Land Cruiser insisting that the auctioneers did not serve him through the right procedure.
Sirma accused IEBC and Lessonet of expanding the decree beyond the legal limits terming it illegal. IEBC, in response, termed Sirma’s application as incurably bad.
Adapted from Standard.