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Court allows City Hall to demolish Grand Manor Hotel in Gigiri


A court in Nairobi has allowed City Hall to demolish the Grand Manor Hotel in Gigiri owned by businessman Praful Kumar.

The court ruled that the hotel poses a security threat to the adjacent United Nations office.

The United States embassy in located opposite the hotel.

Businessman Praful Kumar was in August arrested by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) detectives in August for allegedly attempting to bribe Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Kumar had gone to Governor Sonko’s home in Kanamai, Kilifi County with Sh1 million.

The businessman was seeking for the approval of Grand Monar Hotel in Gigiri, Nairobi, which was under construction.

The Nairobi County government had on August 16, 2018 stopped the building of the hotel.