Ministry of Lands Speaks on Reports of Repossessing DP Ruto’s Weston Hotel Land

Weston Hotel

The Ministry of lands and Physical Planning has responded to a notice that went viral on social media indicating that the ministry was reclaiming over 2,700 acres of land illegally allocated to private developers, among them being the land on which DP Ruto’s Weston Hotel sits.

The Ministry confirmed to the public that the notice is fake and urged Kenyans to rely on its verified channels of communication and the Cabinet Secretary.

“Please note that the purported notice below that has been doing rounds on social media is fake,” the ministry clarified in a statement. 

Ruto’s Weston Hotel has been the subject of controversy after it was spared from demolitions at a time when structures standing on illegally-acquired and riparian land came tumbling down.

Weston Hotel

Among the iconic structures that were brought down are Taj Mall on Airport North Road, Ukay mall among others.

Ruto’s Weston Hotel, the most visible in the fake list, is the subject of an active court case where the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is seeking to acquire back the land where the establishment is built. 

The National Land Commission (NLC) directed the hotel, owned Deputy President William Ruto, to pay the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) at market rates.

Questions were raised on why other investors were not given the same treatment even as critics argued out that the hotel received preferential treatment and was spared.

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