Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju wants Justice Grace Nzioka to recuse herself from the Sh1.6 billion debt row between him and East African Development Bank (EADB).
In an application filed in court, Tuju has asked Justice Nzioka to disqualify herself from the case, arguing that she has been favoring the lender over his company Dari Limited.
EADB is demanding Sh1.6 billion from Dari Limited following a failed loan deal.
On March 3rd, 2020, Justice Nzioka placed Dari Limited under receivership but police officers guarding the company have blocked attempts by managers to take over the premises.
EADB appointed receiver managers but Tuju, who also serves as a Cabinet Secretary without a portfolio, opposed the move alleging that there is a plan to frustrate him over a loan repayment.
Tuju obtained a loan from the bank in 2015 seeking to construct Sh100 million cottages on 20-acre Entim Sidai land and also purchase 94-year-old bungalow which now operates as a high-end restaurant, according to Business Daily.
However, the construction of the houses fell behind schedule forcing EADB to seek recovery of Tuju’s assets.
But through his Paul Nyamodi, Tuju claims the bank declined to provide additional funds for building the luxury houses in breach of their loan agreement.