The Judiciary Set To Acquire Mansion For The Chief Justice
If you thought the recently completed Sh 400 million Vice President Residence in Karen was extravagant, then you’ll probably not be happy to learn that an equally big official residence for Kenya’s Chief Justice will be acquired soon.
The Judiciary has invited tenders from interested parties for the purchase of a fully furnished mansion, set to be the CJ’s official residence. The tenders must be received by the end of this month. It is not clear why the judiciary chose to buy a completed house instead of constructing its own, but considering the problems encountered in building the VP’s residence, including the drastic rise in cost, it may be a wise decision.
However, strict specifications must be met for the house to be put under consideration. Among them are:
– At least 5 bedrooms, all en suite.
– 20 vehicle car park
– Open verandah capable of holding 100 guests
– Detached servant quarters
– Meeting room
– Bar Counter
– Computer room
– Swimming pool
– Several fireplaces
* Properties having bedrooms and common rooms opening to a balcony have added advantage
The property must also be located in a serene and secure environment, with easy access to amenities such as shopping malls and health clubs. It should also be located 8 – 12 km from the Supreme Court Building.
The property must not come with any arrears in land rates, and should comply with all city by-laws.
Currently, Willy Mutunga is a tenant of medical services minister Anyang Nyong’o.