Michuki's Multi-Billion Hotel Faces Closure as NEMA Cracks Whip
The Multi-billion Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club owned by the family of Late minister, John Njoroge Michuki, faces closure after NEMA cracked the whip on them.
The authority, on Thursday, also arrested the hotel’s manager after the prestigious establishment was found to be discharging untreated waste into the environment.
“NEMA has apprehended Windsor Golf Hotel manager for discharging untreated effluent into the environment. The hotel also failed to implement recommendations proposed to it by the authority on 20th June 2019. A closure order has also been issued,” Nema tweeted.
The move by the environmental watchdog came after former Kiambu Governor, William Kabogo, raised complains about the discharge.
“NEMA Save us from Windsor Hotel pollution. We can’t sleep at night, they are releasing raw toxic effluent into the river. I doubt you will do anything because it has been reoccurring. State House, I have hope because Tobiko (Keriako, Environment CS) is tibim,” Kabogo tweeted in April.
He is said to live in the area where the hotel is located, off Kiambu road.
The five-star hotel is ironically owned by the children of the late environment minister since his death in 2012.
During his tenure as environment minister, Michuki was known for having introduced tough measures to protect rivers in the country, especially the Nairobi river.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on phone, NEMA Chief Corporate Communications Manager, Evans Nyabuto, noted that the manager was expected to be arraigned in court on Monday.
He further noted that the Hotel had been given the closure order on Thursday and a grace period until the end of Friday to comply with the required health and environmental requirements.
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