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Dubai tycoons building Africa’s tallest building wanted by Nairobi court – Nairobi News

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The High Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Dubai-based real estate moguls Poosapati Ramachandra Raju Sita and Mohamud Mahat Noor, who are behind the construction of what will be Africa’s tallest building, after they failed to appear for sentencing in a contempt of court case.

High Court judge Samson Okong’o on Wednesday issued the warrant after the duo skipped a mention in which they were to plead for a lighter sentence.

Mr Sita, Mr Noor and their company, White Lotus Projects, were found in contempt of court last December for proceeding with the construction of Pinnacle Tower in Upper Hill, Nairobi, in violation of two court orders issued in 2017.

VICIOUS LAND BATTLE

The contempt application is just part of a vicious land battle pitting Ugandan tycoon James Mugoya and a trust started by former United Arab Emirates leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan against Hass Petroleum Group.

Pinnacle Tower is a Sh20 billion mixed-use development by a subsidiary of Hass Petroleum Group and White Lotus Projects. Standing 300 metres tall, it will be Africa’s tallest building upon completion.

Justice Okong’o’s ruling stems from a case filed by Kingorani Investments Ltd, owned by Mr Mugoya and Sheikh Nahyan’s trust.

Mr Mugoya and Sheikh Nahyan’s trust sued the companies and individuals building Pinnacle Tower, saying they own part of the land on which it stands. White Lotus has also been using the disputed land to store construction equipment and materials.

Mr Mugoya and Sheikh Nahyan’s trust accused White Lotus of clearing the disputed land and starting excavation in preparation for construction.

MAINTAIN STATUS QUO

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But Mr Noor argued that the court orders issued earlier directed the parties to maintain the status quo, arguing that it could be interpreted to mean construction could continue.

But Justice Okong’o ruled that the orders were clear, and they stopped any activity on the disputed land.

“There is no doubt from this statement (Mr Noor’s) that White Lotus and Becs Consultancy continued to be in possession and use of the suit property after the orders of January 9, 2017, and October 16, 2017, were issued and in contravention thereof,” the judge ruled.

“It is my finding that White Lotus Projects, Mr Sita and Mr Noor are in contempt of the orders issued on October 9 and 16, 2017. They have continued to enter and use the suit property despite express court orders prohibiting them from doing so. Kingorani Investments did not place any material before the court showing how the other respondents breached the court orders in question,” he added.

Other respondents in the case who survived the contempt order were Abbas Ibrahim Khalif, Iota Excavations and Rentals Ltd, China State Construction Corporation, Sketch Studio Ltd, Matrix Integrated Consultancy, Terra Consult Kenya and Becs Consultancy.

FRAUDULENTLY TRANSFERRED

Mr Mugoya claimed in an affidavit that Kingorani Investments owned the land until December 10, 1998, when it was fraudulently transferred to Sigma Ltd. He further claims that Sigma transferred to Garanco Five Ltd, which granted White Lotus permission to build Pinnacle Tower.

After obtaining court orders barring the construction of the tower, Kingorani served copies on all defendants in the case and also posted copies of the documents on the perimeter wall of the disputed land.

Mr Noor acknowledged that there was a wall, a section of which was brought down by unknown individuals, and that is all his firm did was repair it.

He added that the respondents in the contempt application are just consultants, and that orders were not served on specific individuals.

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New Bae? Sherlyne Anyango Gets Naughty With Mzungu In The States (Video)

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After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.

Love At First Sight?

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Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.

While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.

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”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”

In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;

  ”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”

Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.

Below is the video;


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Tips to help you get the perfect blazer Eve woman

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 Choosing a blazer is key as it can either break or make your outfit (Image: Pinterest)

 

When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.

Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:

 Always go for a colour that will pair well with most pieces in your closet (Image: Pinterest)

Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?

Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.

When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.

It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.

Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.

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 The design and texture of a blazer will play heavily on how good you look (Image: Pinterest)

A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.

There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.

Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.

Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.

Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.

 The longer the blazer, the more you can play around with your pieces (Image: Pinterest)

They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.

Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.

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Sewage Menace in Pipeline, Residents Cry For Help

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By Milo George

Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.

The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.

They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes.
“We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said.
Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage.
‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.


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