Connect with us
https://crm.cytonn.com/events/weekly_real_estate_site_visit

News

Sonko In The Running To Buy The Sh3B 680 Hotel From Jac Patel

Published

on

Governor Mike Sonko.

According to Africa Intelligence, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is in the run to bag Hotel 680 which was recently put up for sale by Indian billionaire Jac Patel who’s determined to let go his entire line of hotels.

Under the umbrella Sentrim Group, the businessman, who also owns seven other hotels sough to get rid of all eight premises in an invitation for bids for sale.

Sentrim sought to sell the hotels through Knight Frank, a firm that provides residential and commercial property advisory services.

In the advert placed by Knight Frank, the firm sought to “represent the sale of the entire Sentrim Hotel portfolio comprising of three prime city investment and redevelopment properties and five excellently located lodge/tented camp properties.”

The 680 hotel, located at the intersection of Kenyatta Avenue and Muindi Bingu, has been a constant source of controversy. It was rumored that the hotel had been acquired by DP Ruto at Sh3B in which Sh2B was paid upfront. Critics of the DP have alleged that the sale of Sentrim Group is a ploy by the DP to launder his supposedly ill acquired wealth.

The other seven hotels put up for sale include: Sentrim Boulevard, Sentrim Castle Royal, Sentrim Mara, Sentrim Tsavo, Sentrim Amboseli, Sentrim Elementaita and Sentrim Samburu.

It would be a case of high curiosity should the Governor acquire the Hotel whose value would appreciate from the previous estimations. It would concern EACC should this acquisition material given his known salary and value of property. The Indian Ocean newsletter which is a reputable outlet, say their information came from a source at the real estate agency.

Related Content:  Shell Fuel Station In Buru Buru Caught Selling Adulterated Fuel


Kenya Insights allows guest blogging, if you want to be published on Kenya’s most authoritative and accurate blog, have an expose, news, story angles, human interest stories, drop us an email on [email protected] or via Telegram

Kenya West is a trained investigative independent journalist and a socio-political commentator on matters Kenya and Africa. Send me tips to [[email protected]]

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Joash Ombati The Brave Police Officer Who Took On Two Thugs And Recovered Sh400,000 Feted

Published

on

Ombati receiving a badge of honour from President Kenyatta.

Two suspects, Sameer Abdulaziz Kassim and Peter Kavoli Musili had posed as traders of construction materials on OLX.

They reportedly duped Amos Charo Saroan, an unsuspecting customer from Voi then robbed him.

Amos Charo traveled from Voi and met the duo in Nairobi CBD, then drove towards Westlands but he was pushed out of the speeding car after giving them KSh 732,000, an incident witnessed by Ombati.

Administration Police Constable Joash Ombati who was guarding a bank nearby, boarded a taxi to chase after the suspects.

Ombati receives his promotion.

The Police officer shot in the air forcing the thieves to surrender before he handcuffed them as members of the public watched with many urging him to shoot dead the suspects.

Mr. Ombati remained calm even as a furious mob urged him to shoot and kill.

He managed to recover Sh400,000 which was part of the Sh732,000 that the suspects had stolen from the complainant Mr Amos Charo.

Ombati would then be awarded by Interior CS Matiang’i for his bravery the government was given the heroic AP a Distinguished Service Award in November 2018 barely a month after his commendable work.

That wasn’t the end, Joash Ombati who single-handedly pursued two thugs in Nairobi and recovered KSh 400,000 has just been promoted to the rank of Corporal from being a AP Constable.

Friends help me Congratulate my brother.


Kenya Insights allows guest blogging, if you want to be published on Kenya’s most authoritative and accurate blog, have an expose, news, story angles, human interest stories, drop us an email on [email protected] or via Telegram
Related Content:  KMPDU’s Sec Gen Dr Oluga Elected As The World's Doctors President
Continue Reading

Arts & Culture

Grace Msalame Sues Uganda’s Tourism Board For Illegaly Using Her Curvy Photos To Promote Sex Tourism

Published

on

Grace Msalame.

Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism unveiled a beauty pageant dubbed ‘Miss Curvy Uganda’ in a bid to promote tourism in the country, the ministry decided to use Kenya’s media personality Grace Msalame as the official face of their Miss Curvy Uganda contest without her knowledge. Whether it was a mistake or deliberate is unknown but now they’ll have to prove it in court.

Grace a media personality in Kenya has distanced herself from the beauty pageant saying she was never part of the program neither did she give consent for her photo to be used in the promotion.

The promotion poster.

In a statement, Msalame says, “I take great exception for the fact that my image and likeliness are being used to propagate, disseminate and encourage objectification of women. I don’t agree nor endorse such a message or anyone who’s a creator of the idea that women’s body are tourist attraction sites.”

Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 Participants.

While announcing that her lawyers are already on legal course for redress, Msalame says, “I reject any association to me that has been unlawfully created by Miss Curvy Uganda 2019 and its agents.”

The media personality claims that her brand has been immensely hit following the publications of her images. “Miss Curvy Uganda’s deliberate and calculated use of my image and likeliness to promote violation of women’s bodies had defamed my character and reputation damaged a brand that I’ve worked for so many years to establish, and subjected me to unwarranted and undeserved cyber bullying.” She says in her statement.


Kenya Insights allows guest blogging, if you want to be published on Kenya’s most authoritative and accurate blog, have an expose, news, story angles, human interest stories, drop us an email on [email protected] or via Telegram
Related Content:  KMPDU’s Sec Gen Dr Oluga Elected As The World's Doctors President
Continue Reading

News

Club Associated With CS Echesa’s Deported Exotic Dancers Now Wants State To Pay Them Sh48M

Published

on

CS Rashid Echesa.

Balle Balle Club In Parklands that flew in the eight deported Pakistani women is now suing the state over the deportation of the dancers by police infringed on its rights and business. The club is seeking to be compensated with Sh48M which they claim was lost as a result of the deportation.

Arguing their case before Justice Luka Kimaru, the club represented by lawyer Evans Ondieki told the court that the dancers had been issued with special permits by the Sports CS Rashid Echesa to perform at the Balle Balle Club during the festive season but were arrested and detained illegally by police.

The court also heard, the girls were bundled out of the club and detained for 36 hours without bathing, which was a violation of their basic rights. They were held as investigations looked into the circumstances and validity of the permits issued by the CS who was alleged to have been involved in the human trafficking racket.

Earlier, the lawyers had sought for the court to compel CS Echesa and Matiang’i to personally compensate the deported girls despite having a standing order to produce them in court. The courts excused the CSs from the Sh9.1M fine and instead summoned detectives who gave out the girls to different state despite the case having been lodged in.

The club is now seeking orders restraining the DCI, DPP and Transnational Organised Crime Unit from entering, harassing, intimidating, arresting or doing anything prejudicial to its directors.


Kenya Insights allows guest blogging, if you want to be published on Kenya’s most authoritative and accurate blog, have an expose, news, story angles, human interest stories, drop us an email on [email protected] or via Telegram
Related Content:  Video: Killer Cop Caught On Tape After Shooting Innocent Lady At Wiz Kid Concert In Nairobi
Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular