Waiguru faces eviction from Kitisuru home over Sh44m rent row

Waiguru's Kitisuru home

The entrance of Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru's Kitisuru home in Nairobi

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Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is battling eviction from her upmarket Kitisuru home in Nairobi and an auction threat over a disputed USD408,000 (Sh44.5 million) rent demand.

Ms Waiguru has sought court protection from property developer Kihingo Village Ltd, which has asked the governor to pay the millions of shillings or vacate the Sh80 million house following a botched sale deal inked in September 2015.

The governor reckons that she paid Sh40 million in cash for the property and had an agreement with KCB Group to offer an additional Sh40 million as mortgage.

The mortgage agreement was not completed.

The developer of the home has denied receiving payment from Ms Waiguru, calling the governor a tenant and not the owner.

Kihingo has demanded that the governor pay rent for the five years she has been residing in the home or risk asset seizure by Chardor Auctioneers.

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