Pimp My Ride East Africa garage owner Mr Nderitu is at the verge of losing all his investments after his attempts to invoke the power of a court almost hit rock bottom.
Following a Nairobi County government notice to him that expired on 9th July, the owner rushed to court on Tuesday to seek help over the impending demolition but a Nairobi magistrate declined to stop the planned demolition of the garage established where Simmers Club once stood. The court, however, certified the matter as urgent and asked the owner to serve the county government ahead of the hearing on July 12.
Although Mr Nderitu claimed that he has all the validations for the business, including approvals and building permits from the county government itself, he had cold feet over the foreseeable twist of events. A lease between him and the landlord had been binding for the better part of their contract until when he was slapped with a seven-day notice stating that the construction was illegal.
While he sought a straining order to stop the government from demolishing his property, Mr Nderitu is somewhat certain that impending demolitions would be carried out on the basis of personal vendetta.
“That unless the court urgently intervenes, the applicants are apprehensive that their investment and hard work will end up being ruined thereby occasioning them irreparable loss and damages,” Mr Nderitu said in an affidavit.
The land piece of land has been shrouded with controversy dating way back to when Simmers Club was wiped off its face a while back. In May this year, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko was recorded threatening the car wash business, as it was sitting on a piece of land that did not have approval and would be brought down.
True to his words, City Hall officials arrived at the establishment one early morning and commenced their demolitions, claiming that they are acting on the direction of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.