Siuma Auctioneers picked to evict President Kenyatta’s PA from Riverside Apartment

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A City businessman Zack Baraza has been contracted to evict President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Personal Assistant from an apartment at Riverside estate in Nairobi.

Siuma Auctioneers has been picked by  former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero’s company to evict Jomo Gecaga based on its excellent job.
Siuma auctioneers is a known company in evicting and auctioneering properties in major cities after receiving court orders.
Speaking to this writer, the Baraza said that they had been instructed to evict Gecaga from Gem Suites Riverside Apartments.
“Am a judicial officer and I have to satisfy my customers needs by working as instructed by the court, there is no reversal gear ones the court order is out,” said Baraza.

According to online reports, JSTA Ltd, which is associated with Jomo’s father Udi Gecaga, is seeking to block its eviction from Gem Suites Riverside apartments that costs Sh540,000 monthly.
Court documents show that Gecaga is the occupant of apartment 2C Riverside.
The row was triggered by a notice seeking to pay the halved rent of Sh250, 000 beyond September to December and a push to forego paying an additional lease fees of Sh950,000.
Gecaga risks eviction from a high-end apartment in Nairobi’s Riverside estate after his family’s fallout with former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero over rent.
JSTA Ltd, which is associated with Jomo’s father Udi Gecaga, is seeking to block its eviction from Gem Suites Riverside apartments. 

The company 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” after auctioneers were instructed to seize his assets and evict him from the apartment.
“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.
Udi had requested the Kideros to extend the offer for paying half rent to December, arguing that the cash flow in the family business had weakened in the wake of Covid-19 economic hardships.

But the Kideros through their investment Company Geminvest Limited rejected the request, accusing the Gecagas of refusing to ink a new lease agreement after previous pact lapsed in March 2016.
“Geminvest Limited will not accept payment of Sh250,000 only as monthly rent,” the company said in a September 15 notice attached in court documents.
“The company requests that you clear current outstanding bill of Sh950,000 for period ending September 30 and then vacate the unit.” it read.
This has triggered a court fight with JSTA seeking court protection from eviction and assets seizure over the rent arrears.
The case was certified as urgent by Senior Principal Magistrate Agnes Makau who directed parties to appear in court tomorrow (October 6) for hearing.
Court documents show that Geminvest has extended a number of reliefs to help JSTA cope with the impact of the public health crisis on its cash flow.
This included using the Kenya shilling, not the dollar, as the currency for rent payment, reduced rent from $5000 to Sh400,000 in April and Sh250,000 from June to September.
It also allowed the JSTA to offset part of its February and March rent from the $10,000 the company had placed as deposit for the high-end apartment.
The relief was sought on March 30 by Udi, whose son Jomo works at State House and daughter, Nana, serves as chief executive of the iconic Kenyatta International Convention Centre, a State corporation.

“We therefore request that you pay the outstanding amount of Sh950,000, renovate and paint the apartment as you found it at the beginning of Jomo Gecaga occupancy on 28th March 2014 then handover the apartment not later than 30th September 2020,” said Geminvest in a termination notice sent to JSTA.
Mr Kidero has a vast real estate business which boasts tenants with fat wallets such as the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden, flamboyant lawyer Donald Kipkorir and several expatriates.

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