Kenya: The Court of Appeal has dismissed the appointment of directors of Savannah Cement by a High Court Judge. Judge Farah Amin appointed an interim board in response to a legal battle over the ownership of the cement producer, according to the Business Daily newspaper. However, the Court of Appeal ruled that the judge’s actions overruled the power of the company’s shareholders.
The current legal proceedings were triggered when Kenyan-based investor Peter Ndeta acquired a majority stake in Savannah Cement in 2015 from Chinese investors and transferred the ownership to a Mauritian company called Seruji. Donald Mwaura and John Gachanga, who previously held a minority share in the company along with Ndeta, have disputed the process.