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Last minute dash by owner salvages valuables at Grand Manor Hotel – PHOTOS

The owners of the Grand Manor Hotel in Gigiri engaged hired personnel to help salvage valuable as demolition of the building kicked off early Thursday morning.

Security firm officers and hired ordinary citizens went in just as the demolition exercise was starting to try and salvage mattresses, beds, tables, chairs, TV sets, washing machines and other valuables.

People salvage items from multi-million-shilling Grand Manor Hotel as the demolition exercise got underway. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU
People salvage items from multi-million-shilling Grand Manor Hotel as the demolition exercise got underway. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU

Grand Manor Hotel is owned by businessman Praful Kumar and on Tuesday the court ruled that it posed a threat to the UN offices and ordered for its demolition.

Early Thursday morning Sany, the dreaded excavator, landed on the site and started demolishing the new hotel forcing the owners to quickly try and salvage furniture.

People salvage items from multi-million-shilling Grand Manor Hotel as the demolition exercise got underway. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU
People salvage items from multi-million-shilling Grand Manor Hotel as the demolition exercise got underway. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU

The property is situated opposite the US Embassy on one side, and the UN head offices on the other side.

On its left, is the High Commission of Botswana and on the right is the Embassy of Morocco stretching to its backyard.

Its proximity to the embassies was among the major reasons for the push to have it brought down.