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Ruto’s Weston Hotel survives demolition but DP to pay Sh350m for airport land – Nairobi News

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Deputy President William Ruto could fork out more than Sh350 million for the land on which his Weston Hotel stands on Lang’ata Road, Nairobi, following recommendations by the National Land Commission.

A professional land valuer, Mr Waweru Maina, told the Saturday Nation that an acre of land in the area goes for Sh220 million. Weston sits on 0.77 hectares (equivalent to 1.7 acres).

“The principal that applies is that the bigger the land, the lesser the value,” he said. “If an eighth acre goes for Sh1 million, an acre will not be Sh8 million, but less. Therefore, an acre in that area costs Sh220 million, then 1.7 acres will cost roughly Sh350 million.”

However, the NLC has recommended that it undertakes fresh valuation on the parcel before a final figure is sent to the DP for settlement — that is if the DP agrees to the NLC’s findings.

A close confidant of the DP who has been following the matter but who sought anonymity said: “He is ready to pay whatever penalties will be imposed on him so that he finishes with this issue once and for all.”

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However, the DP’s wish could hit a snag since the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) — the complainant in the case — has signalled its intention to appeal NLC’s decision. This can only take place in a full court hearing.

“It will mean going forward that somebody can just grab public land and allege that he or she is an innocent purchaser, and thereafter decide to compensate, which is wrong,” KCAA lawyer Cyril Wayong’o told a local publication.

In the event that the case goes for full trial, Dr Ruto’s confidant said he (the DP) is confident that the case will go his way.

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“The documentation for this land are all valid and therefore his chances of victory are strong,” he said.

A conspiracy of silence between officials in the Lands ministry and those from KCAA led to the loss of the land, says a report prepared by the NLC on the status of the land.

The report, signed by NLC vice chairperson Abigael Mbagaya, upbraids officials from the two offices for not doing enough to protect the property even when it had come to their knowledge that it was being targeted by private developers.

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For example, the Lands ministry failed to place a caveat on the property as it had suggested in one of the many back-and-forth letters it wrote KCAA concerning the land, while the latter failed to file a court case against what it claimed was irregular allocation of its property to private individuals.

“The order for a caveat was made on December 18, 2008 was never executed (by the registrar of titles),” said Ms Mbagaya in her report. “KACC (Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission) abandoned investigations on September 21, 2010 and there was no case in court to decide on the matter.”

She recommended that Weston Hotel pay the current market price for the land to KCAA so as to enable it purchase land of equal value and for NLC to regularise the title to Weston.

However, Ms Mbagaya noted that the process of allocation to Priority and Monene — who sold the land to Weston — “may have not followed due process, but no documents were apparently forged.”

But she said that the land “was terribly under-valued” by the time it was allocated to Priority Ltd and Monene Investment for Sh409,290 as statutory fees in 2002. In 2007, the two firms sold the land to Weston Hotels Ltd for

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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.

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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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