President Uhuru Kenyatta’s nephew and Personal Assistant(PA) is now torn in between submitting his rental or risk being evicted from a high-end apartment in Nairobi’s Riverside estate after it emerges he can no longer pay rents.
Jomo Gecaga through JSTA Ltd, which is associated with his father Udi Gecaga, is seeking to block its eviction from Gem Suites Riverside apartments that costs $5000 (Sh540,000) monthly.
The company through lawyer Anthony Gikaria, wants the court to intervene in the rent fallout, arguing that the apartment’s occupant “will be seriously prejudiced and suffer untold loss and damage not to mention the embarrassment” once the auctioneers are instructed to seize his assets and attempt to evict him from the apartment.
Attachments in court documents show that Mr Kenyatta’s personal assistant Jomo is the occupant of apartment 2C Riverside.
“That a temporary injunction do issue restraining the defendant from unlawfully levying distress, harassing, illegally evicting…pending hearing and determination of this application,” says JSTA.
Kidero, through his company, reduced the rent from $5000 (540,000) to Sh400,000 in the month of April until June.
From June, the former Governor reduced the rent further to Sh250,000 for a period of three months.
Kidero, however, has told the court he was not willing to extend the goodwill to JTSA, accusing the company of failing renew its lease which lapsed in March 2016. The lease cost Sh950,000.
“Geminvest Limited will not accept payment of Sh250,000 only as monthly rent. The company requests that you clear current outstanding bill of Sh950,000 for period ending September 30 and then vacate the unit,” Kidero said in documents submitted in court.