Deputy President William Ruto-owned Weston Hotel has cleared the air following confusion that was created by one of the second in command’s close allies.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi last evening claimed that bulldozers had arrived in Lang’ata, Nairobi, to bring down the four-star hotel.
“The deep state is indeed cornered. They have today decided to express their fury by attempting to demolish Weston Hotel,” he wrote on Twitter and Facebook.
The claim caused a frenzy on social media, with netizens either for or against the demolition of the property.
A statement by the hotel management has countered Sudi’s allegations, denying any bulldozing plot.
“Following numerous comments and inquiries from concerned stakeholders, friends, and customers, we would like to clarify and assure our esteemed guests and the general public that the hotel operations are running smoothly without any interruption. Any contrary information should be disregarded.
“We would like to welcome our clients to continue supporting us and wish all of you a Happy Customer Service week. Please note that any official communication will come from our official channels,” the statement read.
Weston Hotel has always been an elusive debate any time it comes on social media.
The main reason why Kenyans will always argue is that the hotel sits on grabbed public land.
In 2019, Dr. Ruto told BBC that the people who sold him the land had acquired it illegally, but he did not know at the time of purchasing.
He added that the National Land Commission (NLC) was making arrangements that would see the company seller compensate him before the land is returned to Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), which rightfully owns the two-acre piece.