Demolished Lavington Property Linked to Uhuru’s Business Partner


  • The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), on Saturday night, May 1, demolished part of a property linked to one of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies.

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    The agency demolished the perimeter wall and the generator house of the property in Lavington, Nairobi, linked to lawyer Desterio Oyatsi.

    Oyatsi is a director in the bank where Uhuru is a shareholder along with his brother Muhoho Kenyatta and his mother Mama Ngina. Oyatsi is also said to be the President’s longtime lawyer.

    During the demolition of property along Hatheru Road, the NMS claimed that it had obtained a court order to evict the private developer.

    The perimeter wall was demolished in Lavington by NMS on Saturday, May 1, 2021.


    The NMS also claimed that the property was built on a road reserve and accused the developer of illegally grabbing public land.

    Residents of the property, opposed the move and vowed to move to court against the agent. They further claimed that the package was legally owned by Oyatsi.

    “We have no objections from the Hatheru Road Association and we have no objections from residents so this is like the end.

    “The area that the NMS had to deal with properly was eight meters but they ended up taking another 90 to 100 meters. Why were they going in private property? This is negligence and damage to property, ”said one resident.

    “We are law-abiding citizens and we will seek a solution in the justice system and we hope that we can get compensation, compensation and finish this well,” added another.

    Oyatsi is a successful Nairobi-based lawyer, High Court Advocate and Managing Partner of Shapley, Barret & Company Advocates, Kenya’s leading law firm.

    He sits on several boards and his cover includes stints in various other organizations including Telkom Kenya and the Capital Markets Authority.

    The demolition is part of the NMS agenda to transform the city through the construction of road infrastructure.

    Attorney and businessman Desterio OyatsiAttorney and businessman Desterio Oyatsi

    Attorney and businessman Desterio Oyatsi.




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