Inside Lee Njiru’s Multi-Million Cherrynam Resort

  • A collage of the exterior and interior view of the Cherrynam Resort in Ngata area , Nakuru County
    A collage of the exterior and interior view of the Cherrynam Resort in Ngata area, Nakuru County
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    Cherrynam Resort
  • Cherrynam Resort is located in the Ngata area on the busy Nakuru-Eldoret highway and on the outskirts of Nakuru town.

    The resort is owned by the late President Daniel Moi’s Press Service aid Lee Njiru a consummate journalist, who also briefly worked for founding President Jomo Kenyatta.

    Njiru, however, made a name for himself during Daniel arap Moi’s  24-year reign from 1978 and subsequently worked as the retired Head of State’s Press Secretary from 2002 until Moi’s death in 2020.

    Work on the Cherrynam Resort started in 2008, though at the time, Njiru's vision was to found a school, which he had named Lenro Academy.

    Well maintained lawns at the Cherrynam Resort in Ngata, Nakuru
    Well-maintained lawns at the Cherrynam Resort in Ngata, Nakuru
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    Cherrynam Resort

    The facility occupies three acres of Njiru’s 25-acre farm with well-maintained lawns and watered flowers that give the resort a beautiful and enticing view.

    There is also a garden next to the hotel where breakfast, food, and drinks can be delivered to your room on request. 

    Rooms in the resort are well-tiled and fitted with sumptuous canopy beds that give the room a warm ambience while offering privacy.

    A collage of canopy beds fitted in the resort's rooms
    A collage of canopy beds fitted in the resort's rooms
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    Cherrynam Resort

    Those who come by car are offered parking slots as there are several spots on the expansive property to park.

    Part of the farm has been converted into a landing zone for helicopters with an airport lounge and a designated area where they are fueled.

    An image of the helipad section (right) and signpost (left) directing visitors in the resort
    An image of the helipad section (right) and signpost (left) directing visitors in the resort
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    Cherrynam Resort

    Interestingly those who land on his farm have a special separate restaurant for them where they are catered for.

    The location of the resort is strategic as it is 33km from Eldoret Airport thus convenient for passengers who would prefer to fly in.

    For lovers of a tranquil, serene settings, the resort offers a relaxation avenue away from the noisy and congested atmosphere in busy urban centres they are used to.

    A collage of well arranged décor at the Cherrynam Resort
    A collage of well-arranged décor at the Cherrynam Resort
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    Cherrynam Resort

    The hotel, which has 25 rooms, offers a range of services, including venues for garden weddings, team buildings, seminars and picnic grounds for organisations and companies to organise and let off steam.

    Njiru in a recent interview revealed that he draws inspiration from the late President Moi, who he describes as a shrewd businessman, a man that encouraged his staff to invest in businesses.

    “I learnt a lot from them, but the best business advice they gave me is to be focused and to be tenacious.” he stated.

    He however cautions that the secret to success is patience, keeping off family from your business and training staff to respect customers. 

    An aerial view and front view of the Cherrynam Resort
    An aerial view and front view of the Cherrynam Resort
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