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Ruto to host his high school alumni at Weston hotel

Deputy president William Ruto is set to host his former high school’s alumni at his Weston Hotel for a fundraiser in two weeks time.

The fundraiser dinner at Weston hotel, Nairobi, is scheduled for June 25 and is meant to raise funds for the construction of a dormitory with the bed capacity of 360.

The deputy president is a former student at Kapsabet Boys where he studied for his Advanced Levels education.

The Weston hotel, located near Wilson airport, has been the subject of media controversy on claims it sits on public land owned by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). There were also claims that the hotel had grabbed public land from the neighbouring Lang’ata Road Primary School.

Mr Ruto admitted on the Big Question on Citizen TV earlier this month that he is a part owner of the Weston Hotel, but argued the land it sits own was neither owned by the Civil Aviation Authority nor the school.

“I have interests in Weston Hotel. Weston Hotel is completely different from Lang’ata Road Primary school. Each one has its own title. The Title for Lang’ata Road Primary school is in court.

The controversy saw the Weston Hotel in north east United Kingdom make a desperate plea via Tweeter urging Kenyans to stop associating it with the Ruto-owned hotel because it is a separate entity.

The tweet by the UK based Weston hotel.
The tweet by the UK based Weston hotel.

 

The hotel tweeted on Wednesday: “Just to reiterate a point we made a few months ago, this is not the Weston Hotel in Nairobi. Please do not demolish us.”

In January, UK based hotel  also launched a similar campaign on Tweeter after police had tear-gased pupils of Lang’ata Road Primary school who were protesting the grabbing of their playground.

“Before this gets out of hand can we make it clear that this account is NOT associated with the Weston hotel of Nairobi #Scarborough,” said the hotel in one of its tweets.