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Kamlesh Pattni put his cash into real estate

Thursday February 20 2014

Mr Kamlesh Pattni. PHOTO | FILE

Mr Kamlesh Pattni. PHOTO | FILE NATION MEDIA GROUP

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Although the Wealth in Kenya 2014 report rates Mr Kamlesh Pattni as one of the leading landowners in Kenya, the controversial businessman and chief architect in the multi-billion-dollar Goldenberg scandal is not known to have invested heavily in land.

However, Mr Pattni is known to have invested significantly in real estate and the tourism sector, where most of his establishments are located on prime land at the Coast, Nairobi and even in the Maasai Mara National Park.

For example, in Nairobi, Mr Pattni is embroiled in a legal battle with the family of freedom war hero Fred Kubai over transfer of property on a prime plot they own.

Mr Pattni allegedly transferred the International Casino complex on Nairobi’s Museum Hill in a deal worth Sh1.2 billion.

A letter from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko dated April 2, 2013, shows that the transaction is under investigation over use of forged documents.

It further says the complainant, Mr Andrew Kubai, a grandson of the late freedom fighter, and his mother Florence Mumbi Kubai have recorded statements with the police over the matter.

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