Sonko gives Marble Arch owner 14 days to pull down part of the hotel – PHOTOS
The owner of Marble Arch Hotel in Nairobi has been served with a 14-day notice to demolish part of the facility which the county government claims has encroached on a road.
The notice came barely 12 hours after the county government demolished a parking lot at the hotel which is situated along Lagos Road.
The hotel is owned by businessman, Mike Maina, who is at the centre of the recent demolitions at Nyama Villa Estate in Kayole estate.
According to the notice served by the county, the hotel management has 14 days starting December 21 to stop further illegal occupation and development of the property.
The management has further been asked to present development approvals to City Hall for verification, including occupation certificate.
On Thursday, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, in a viral recorded phone conversation hurled abuses at the hotel owner, accusing him of using fake title deeds to get eviction notices to demolish residential houses in Kayole.
Late on Thursday evening Sonko made good his threats and demolished the tycoon’s hotel parking lot and toilets.
The demolition came just hours after Sonko announced that the government had stopped all demolition of illegal structures countrywide.