Former Gem MP, Jakoyo Midiwo's prestigious hotel in Kisumu was brought down by bulldozers on Wednesday night.
Speaking about the matter, Kisumu County Government refuted claims by local publications which alleged that the former MP’s hotel was destroyed after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga ordered so.
The dailies further implicated Kisumu Governor, Anyang’ Nyong’o, in the saga.
They claimed that Raila gave Nyong’o the green light to conduct the demolition so as to ensure that Kisumu is beautified in preparation for the official unveiling of the Kisumu Port by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“The County has nothing to do with the demolitions, nor does Raila and the Governor.”
“The land has several controversies and there has been a tussle between Jakoyo and Kenya Railways,” Atieno Otieno, Kisumu County Director, refuted.
The eating joint which is known to offer traditional delicacies like fresh tilapia from Lake Victoria was brought down before a notice issued in July for the demolition expired.
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The Kenyan DAILY POST