Sany Demolishes “Untouchable” Taj Mall amidst Heavy Police Presence

By Virginia Mwangi / September 15, 2018




Sany is back and is having the last laugh on the demolition of Taj Mall also known as Air Gate Mall on, 15th September, at the North Airport road in Embakasi, Nairobi.

Airgate mall has been said to be on a road reserve and is now being demolished after a two weeks’ notice to vacate has expired.

Ramesh Gorasia, the mall’s owner had previously challenged plans to demolish the facility saying that he would not vacate.

Sany, a green excavator, has won Kenyan’s hearts with its courage of devouring mighty structures built on the public and riparian land. It first brought down Java and shell structures in Kileleshwa which automatically put it in the limelight and spotting it in Embakasi only meant that it had won the fight against the “untouchable” air gate mall with heavy police presence safeguarding the operation in the area.

A public notice had been issued on 16th August, directing Ramesh to demolish the mall indicating that it had encroached a road reserve hindering the construction of Outering Road. Ramesh dared the Nairobi Regeneration Committee to demolish the mall and refused to vacate. He further on 16th August alleged that the government was frustrating investors through the demolitions.

An understandably emotional Ramesh had earlier demanded that if the committee wished to demolish the mall, then it should have the money to finish the job and not to demolish it partly as had been seen during the demolition of the Southend Mall.

As Sany brings down the Taj Mall, which for long had been a headache during the construction of the outering road, forcing a redesign of the road, all eyes will now focus on its owner, Ramesh Gorasia to see if he will live up to his promise to sue the committee and seek compensation for the losses the demolition will have cost him.

For now, Sany is the hero Kenyans badly needed in claiming back the public land and ensuring safety in our buildings, wondering who is next after Taj Mall on Sany’s list.





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