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Nairobi building said to be Radioactive now being sold off

The building was condemned by judges

Elgon Place building which was meant to house the Court of Appeal

The Elgon Place building in Nairobi's Upper Hill area is set to be auctioned.

The building was written off as "emitting radioactive material" by Court of Appeal judges in 2013 who refused to work from there.

The then Court of Appeal President Paul Kihara had written a memo asking the judges to move into the freshly partitioned building for their use but they all declined to go.


A notice from the auctioneering company states that the building will be auctioned on May 14, 2019.

"Duly instructed by our principals the charges, Elgon Place will be sold by public auction on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at our offices situated at Leakey’s Storage, Lunga Lunga Road, Industrial Area Nairobi starting at 11.00 a.m.

"All interested purchasers are required to view the property and verify the details. Interested bidders are required to pay a refundable deposit of Sh5,000,000," the notice read in part.

Unpaid debts

Sources disclosed that the building will be sold off to offset debts held by the owners of the building.


The Judiciary, in 2013, had footed a Sh70 million expense to acquire the building for leasing purposes. It never served it's purpose.


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