By Our Guest Writer
NAIROBI County Government has lost a spirited bid to block payment of KSh 75 million owed to a law firm that defended it in a case against Karen  and Lang’ata Residents Associations of 2015.
The   county had engaged the  services of law guru, Prof Tom Ojienda and Associates, and the case was won by the  county but had not honoured the Bill of costs which was taxed to the scintillating amount in his  favor.
Justice Pauline Nyamweya said that the Bill of costs was  taxed at  KSh75,000,000 in  a ruling delivered on July 2016 by the taxing master.
Proj Ojienda moved to court seeking an order to compel the  county to pay him which was  issued by Justice George Odunga in June 2017.
 The judge  dismissed the county’s defence in an application seeking to stop execution of the  judgement.
It had also prayed for  “extension of time” to  file an appeal  against the decision of the taxing master to ward off  Prof Ojienda’s payment.
Justice Nyamweya said, “(the  County) ought to have filed application for appeal seeking review  of the order compelling it to pay the money which  could have cured their  case.”
The judge  consequently dismissed the  County’s two prayers and upheld the preliminary objection raised by Prof Ojieda to effect that  the application before the court had been overtaken by the order  issued  by Justice Odunga.