@BusinessDaily

Nakumatt warns landlords ongoing evictions are illegal

9 months ago, 2 Jan 18:45

By: Mugambi Mutegi

Nakumatt Supermarket’s lawyers have warned shopping mall owners that the current countrywide evictions of the struggling retailer from their premises are illegal as they go against a court order. Taibjee and Bhalla Advocates argue that the order stopping the evictions is in force as part of an ongoing court case in which a new set of suppliers and landlords are seeking to have Nakumatt put under administration. Primrose Management (the owners of Prestige Plaza), Sunmatt Limited and Jade Concepts (suppliers) and Compulynx Limited (IT supplier) filed the application on December 18, 2017 at the High Court, with the hearing set for January 11. Nakumatt’s legal team now argues that this application put in place an interim order barring creditors or landlords from attaching the retailer’s assets or evicting them. “Notice is brought to the attention of all landlords and creditors that an interim moratorium is in effect,” the retailer’s lawyers state in a newspaper advert, adding that the matter comes up for mention on January 11. “Any landlord or creditor may exercise right to forfeiture by peaceable re-entry in relation to premises let by Nakumatt of only with the approval of the court.” The warning by the lawyers comes on the back of a series of evictions across the country. The latest happened Tuesday as the retailer was thrown out of its branch at Nanyuki Mall over non-payment of rent running into tens of millions of shillings. Similar evictions have happened in, Eldoret and Meru as well as the retailer’s Junction, Lifestyle, Thika Road Mall and Garden City branches in Nairobi – casting Nakumatt’s future in doubt. The regional retailer is struggling under the weight of massive debt that is estimated to stand at between Sh30 billion and Sh40 billion. It had sought the help of rival Tuskys, which has expressed interest in buying a 51 per cent stake in the business and pump in Sh650 million for operational costs as well as offer guarantees of up to Sh3 billion to suppliers. The Competition Authority of Kenya, however, rejected the proposed merger, arguing that the application was done under the wrong clause of the anti-trust law.
Read More


Category: business news corporate lifestyle economy opinion markets

Suggested

2 hours ago, 11:43
@StandardMedia - By: Maria Nene
The psychology of colour in a building

There is more that goes into the choices than just beauty. ...

Category: business news
2 hours ago, 11:57
@StandardMedia - By: Maria Nene
The psychology of colour in a building

There is more that goes into the choices than just beauty. ...

Category: business news
3 hours ago, 10:58
@StandardMedia - By: Valentine Kondo
Will President Uhuru Kenyatta's warning to Passenger Service Vehicles succeed?

President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned operators who are overcharging passengers to stop else their licences withdrawn ...

Category: business news
3 hours ago, 10:58
@CapitalFMNews - By: Agence France Pres ...
Amazon considering opening 3,000 cashierless stores: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON, United States, Sept 20 - Amazon is considering opening up to 3,000 new cashier-less stores by 2021 to vie for shoppers at convenience stores Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | ...

Category: business
1 hours ago, 12:09
@BusinessDaily - By: Kazungu Samuel
KPA leases storage facilities to ease congestion at ICD

Five periphery storage facilities leased by Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to boost Nairobi ICD capacity are expected to start receiving containers. ...

Category: business markets news
2 hours ago, 11:21
@BusinessDaily - By: Mwangi Ndirangu
Kevian inks potato seeds deal with Irish firm

Potato farmers in Kenya have been experiencing low and poor harvests. ...

Category: business opinion news

@BusinessDaily

Nakumatt warns landlords ongoing evictions are illegal

9 months ago, 2 Jan 18:45

By: Mugambi Mutegi
Nakumatt Supermarket’s lawyers have warned shopping mall owners that the current countrywide evictions of the struggling retailer from their premises are illegal as they go against a court order. Taibjee and Bhalla Advocates argue that the order stopping the evictions is in force as part of an ongoing court case in which a new set of suppliers and landlords are seeking to have Nakumatt put under administration. Primrose Management (the owners of Prestige Plaza), Sunmatt Limited and Jade Concepts (suppliers) and Compulynx Limited (IT supplier) filed the application on December 18, 2017 at the High Court, with the hearing set for January 11. Nakumatt’s legal team now argues that this application put in place an interim order barring creditors or landlords from attaching the retailer’s assets or evicting them. “Notice is brought to the attention of all landlords and creditors that an interim moratorium is in effect,” the retailer’s lawyers state in a newspaper advert, adding that the matter comes up for mention on January 11. “Any landlord or creditor may exercise right to forfeiture by peaceable re-entry in relation to premises let by Nakumatt of only with the approval of the court.” The warning by the lawyers comes on the back of a series of evictions across the country. The latest happened Tuesday as the retailer was thrown out of its branch at Nanyuki Mall over non-payment of rent running into tens of millions of shillings. Similar evictions have happened in, Eldoret and Meru as well as the retailer’s Junction, Lifestyle, Thika Road Mall and Garden City branches in Nairobi – casting Nakumatt’s future in doubt. The regional retailer is struggling under the weight of massive debt that is estimated to stand at between Sh30 billion and Sh40 billion. It had sought the help of rival Tuskys, which has expressed interest in buying a 51 per cent stake in the business and pump in Sh650 million for operational costs as well as offer guarantees of up to Sh3 billion to suppliers. The Competition Authority of Kenya, however, rejected the proposed merger, arguing that the application was done under the wrong clause of the anti-trust law.
Read More

Category: business news corporate lifestyle economy opinion markets

Suggested

2 hours ago, 11:43
@StandardMedia - By: Maria Nene
The psychology of colour in a building

There is more that goes into the choices than just beauty. ...

Category: business news
2 hours ago, 11:57
@StandardMedia - By: Maria Nene
The psychology of colour in a building

There is more that goes into the choices than just beauty. ...

Category: business news
3 hours ago, 10:58
@StandardMedia - By: Valentine Kondo
Will President Uhuru Kenyatta's warning to Passenger Service Vehicles succeed?

President Uhuru Kenyatta has warned operators who are overcharging passengers to stop else their licences withdrawn ...

Category: business news
3 hours ago, 10:58
@CapitalFMNews - By: Agence France Pres ...
Amazon considering opening 3,000 cashierless stores: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON, United States, Sept 20 - Amazon is considering opening up to 3,000 new cashier-less stores by 2021 to vie for shoppers at convenience stores Kenya breaking news | Kenya news today | ...

Category: business
1 hours ago, 12:09
@BusinessDaily - By: Kazungu Samuel
KPA leases storage facilities to ease congestion at ICD

Five periphery storage facilities leased by Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to boost Nairobi ICD capacity are expected to start receiving containers. ...

Category: business markets news
2 hours ago, 11:21
@BusinessDaily - By: Mwangi Ndirangu
Kevian inks potato seeds deal with Irish firm

Potato farmers in Kenya have been experiencing low and poor harvests. ...

Category: business opinion news
Our App