Eldoret Jamia Mosque celebrates High Court ruling

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“At least we have now ended the era of fake cases which had no grounds and now open a new chapter of development,” Jama said. “We thank Allah for bringing us this victory.”

Leaders of the Eldoret Jamia Mosque lay the foundation stone of the Multi-Million Muslim Waqf Plaza.

Muslims in Eldoret have applauded a High Court ruling that dismissed a constitutional petition EO/17 of 2021 challenging the leadership of the Registered Trustees Muslim Association Mosque Committee Eldoret .

Sheikh Mohammed Hussein of Jamia Mosque in Eldoret town welcomed the ruling, calling it “long-awaited justice.”

“As Muslims from Eldoret and Uasin Gishu at large, we are happy with the Court ruling against the Jamia Mosque,” Hussein said. “We are happy that we can now continue developing our property which had been halted by cases which were in court.”

The Court ruling has paved the way for the construction of the Jamia Waqf Plaza, a development project that will bring much-needed benefits to the community. The eight story plaza worth millions will provide a space for businesses, and other social services.

Eldoret Jamia Mosque Imam, Hussein Mohhamed

“Any person who has any intentions of taking our mosque to court it will not succeed since you cannot fight Allah,we however welcome the petitioner to join hands with us in order to spur development ,The Waqf plaza will support orphans and other needy people in our society” Hussein added.

Mohamed Juma, Secretary of the Muslim Association Jamia Mosque Eldoret, echoed Hussein’s sentiments, calling on those who challenged the Mosque’s leadership to accept the court’s decision.

“We thank the courts for expediting justice, however we call upon those who have been instigating legal proceedings against Jamiah Mosque to join hands with the rest of the muslim Ummah and help in promoting peace and cohesion,” Juma said.

Mohamed Jama, Chair of the Somali Community in Eldoret, expressed relief that the court ruling has resolved the long-standing legal dispute, which has hampered the community’s development for many years.

“At least we have now ended the era of fake cases which had no grounds and now open a new chapter of development,” Jama said. “We thank Allah for bringing us this victory.”

Mohamed Isaaq, Chairman of the Muslims Association Uasin Gishu, said the construction of the Jamia Waqf Plaza will begin immediately.

“We are happy with the ruling and the construction will start immediately,” Isaaq said.

The dismissal of the constitutional petition is a significant victory for the Muslim community in Eldoret. It will allow them to move forward with their development plans and continue to serve the community.

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