1.By a plaint dated 3rd January 2022,the Plaintiff prays for judgement against the Defendants for; A permanent injunction to restrain the Defendants whether by themselves or by their servants or agents or any of them or otherwise howsoever dealing with the property known as Land Reference Number 36/1/50 in any manner whatsoever by trespassing, occupying, constructing, selling, alienating, disposing, charging, mortgaging or creating a lien, charge, caveat or any other illegal encumbrance on the said property, plus costs of this suit.
2.The Defendants did not enter appearance nor file their respective statements of defences despite being served with summons herein. The matter hence proceeded as an undefended claim.
3.PW1 is the Plaintiff. His witness statement dated 3rd January 2022 was adopted as his evidence and a bundle of documents of even date was produced as Plaintiff Exhibits 1-3.
4.In his written statement, PW1 avers that he is the registered proprietor of property Known as Land Reference No. 36/1/50 situated in Eastleigh within Nairobi having purchased that land from Rajesh Chotalal Pabari and Kaushik Chotalal Pabari for valuable consideration on 18.1.2007. He states that he did a search prior to the purchase of the suit property and that he also checked the mutation and confirmed its extent.
5.He further states that the Defendants are laying claim to his property by virtue of a sale agreement of which they have used police to harass his workers in trying to forcefully take possession of his property. He points out that his worker Sham Abdisalam Galgalo was arrested and booked under Occurrence Book Number, 62/1/1/22 at Pangani police Station on allegations of trespass to the Defendant’s property. He states that the said arrest was unwarranted as he is the lawfully registered owner of the suit property.
6.The sole issue for determination is whether the Plaintiff has established ownership of the suit property. While his claim was unopposed, he had the burden to prove his case. In Gichinga Kibutha v Caroline Nduku  eKLR, the Court held that;
7.The Plaintiff led evidence that he purchased the suit property from Rajesh Chhotalal Pabari and Kaushik Chhotalal Pabari, and to this end, he produced the indenture registered on 18th January 2007. He also produced an official search certificate dated 4th February 2022 which indicates that the suit land was transferred to him on 18th January 2007. He then produced demand for rates from Nairobi City Council as well as a receipt for rates over the suit property dated 15th June 2010 paid to Nairobi City Council. That evidence was not controverted. In the circumstances, I find that the plaintiff has given plausible evidence to indicate that he is the owner of the suit property.
8.In the final analysis, the claim of the plaintiff is allowed as set out in the plaint with costs.