In Summary
  • The mall owners say Nakumatt has been in default since June 1, 2016.
  • The mall owner issued Nakumatt with a 30-day notice to leave the Garden City premises on October 6.
  • Nakumatt is Garden City’s anchor tenant.

Thika Superhighway-based Garden City Mall has joined the list of landlords seeking to evict struggling retailer Nakumatt from their premises.

GC Retail, which owns Garden City, has asked the High Court to allow it to repossess the space Nakumatt has occupied since May 2015 over unpaid rent, service charges and utilities amounting to Sh48.1 million.

The mall owners say Nakumatt has been in default since June 1, 2016.

The mall owner issued Nakumatt with a 30-day notice to leave the Garden City premises on October 6. GC Retail’s eviction plans have however been hampered by Nakumatt’s application to have an administrator run the retailer until it returns to stability.

Nakumatt is Garden City’s anchor tenant.

“Since June 1, 2016, Nakumatt has been in default of its obligations to pay rent, service charges and utilities and the parties have been in discussions about remedying this situation. At present, Nakumatt has defaulted in payment of rent, service charges and utilities to the tune of Sh48,122,509.49 for the period between June 2016 and October 2017,” GC Retail centre manager Edward Mugambi says.

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