Big blow to RUTO as Court of Appeal halts HOUSING LEVY deductions.

Friday, January 26,2024 - President William Ruto‘s ambitions of making every Kenyan own a house in the country suffered a major blow after the Court of Appeal banned the government from collecting the housing levy until the court cases were heard and determined.

In a ruling delivered by appellate judges Lydia Achode, John Mativo, and Mwaniki Gachoka, the judges said it would be against the interest of the citizenry if the stay orders against the affordable housing program issued by the High Court were lifted without the case being determined.

 "In our view, the public interest lies in awaiting the determination of the appeal. 

"This is because if the stay sought is granted at this stage, should the appellate Court affirm the impugned decision, then some far-reaching decisions that will have been undertaken pursuant to the impugned laws may not be reversible. 

"Public interest in our view tilts favour of not granting the stay or the suspension sought. 

"Public interest tilts in favour awaiting the determination of the issues raised in the intended appeals," the judges said.

Furthermore, the judges ordered four consolidated appeals to be heard as soon as possible to allow issues raised in the appeals to be resolved. 

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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