Nelson Havi, former President of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK), has cleared President William Ruto of any involvement in the ongoing evictions at the East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPCC).
The demolitions began on Saturday, following the loss of a court lawsuit in which Lukenya Farmers claimed possession of a 1000-acre plot of property.
The court determined that the land belonged to EAPCC and ordered the demolition of any houses or structures built on it.
Opposition leaders, notably by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, have blamed Ruto for the demolitions, alleging that he is to blame.
However, Havi, a seasoned lawyer, stated that Ruto was not involved in the demolitions.
Havi said that individuals responsible for the demolitions were scammers who stole the land and sold it to third parties, who then sold it to unsuspecting Kenyans.
“Those who care to investigate know that the evictions from East African Portland’s property are not carried out in accordance with a directive from President William Ruto.”
“The eviction is as a result of the dismissal of the case by the fraudsters who unlawfully acquired the property and sold it to third parties,” Havi told the court.