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However, it's rival has been already had news going around by "The standard. "https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/mobile/amp/article/2001296264/pinnacle-tower-set-to-be-rivaled-by-a-new-61-storey-building-in-watamu-the-palm-exotica
 

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I am certain tgat if this project was backed by some Chinese investor or corporation we would be talking of a top out by now. These fellows have dug the foundation alone for five years. Five years? Even the burg khalifa did not take that long
The investors have deep pockets.

Nothing is happening due to the court case which halted construction. Maybe if we got public attention here people will move very fast at the outrage. How Kenyan investors are being frustrated by foreigners...

The two have obtained court orders stopping the ongoing construction on claims that the developers of the skyscraper have encroached on their land.
 
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Digging foundation since 2014...infact the Moroccans of SSC are joking that we must be digging for oil...Montave and Pinnacle...very disappointing...in moments like this, you can't just help but to appreciate the Chinese...they might call us monkeys but at least they get things done...
 

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Did you see the circus with Hazina Trade Centre? Look at the GTC complex with six high rise buildings in one complex in a foreign country. These are some clear signs about how low resourced in all aspects we are: financially, Human Resources, project management, governance, architecture, Justice, it’s like a joke really that a foreign govt. agency can build such a complex in our capital city and we cannot put up one successful great building.
 

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Mugoya...in the 90s, he built our tallest structure back in the day (Times tower). In 2018 he stopped our tallest structure from becoming a reality...the irony!

Funny how lately we are grappling with Moi era sins. From illegal land allocation issues like Taj mall to corrupt men Moi nurtured.
 

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His govt. destroyed our country in many ways. It bowed to IMF and globalization and killed our local industries like hell. We will never recover from the effects. So sad! Globalization cannot prosper at the expense of our local industries, and if it does then it just means that we are benefiting people from other countries and helping them raise their families at the expense of our own. It is wrong. I know that global trade can prosper in tandem with local trade and manufacturing, that balance must be found, if our people are burning the midnight oil it must be to help our own people, not others from other countries in their countries. Sugar from Brazil cannot be cheaper than locally produced sugar, and if it is, we must find ways to protect our local farmers for example. That's where they earn their livelihoods from. Same to maize farmers, coffee farmers, cotton farmers, etc. We must do everything to keep our people productive, whatever it takes. We cannot work hard to create markets among our people for external products. We cannot grow that way.
 

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Who'd have a copy of the injunction? I think that could shed light on whether we should expect a speedy resolution and resumption or an endless court drama that eventually kills it.
 

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That should be an easy court case to resolve because Pinnacle should just take out their materials from the adjacent plot and then the claimants of that adjacent plot should take up the case with the said owners of that adjacent plot.As for the excavation it has gone on for three and a half years having started at the end of March 2015.They went for overkill with the basement.Even Carlton Centre in Johannesburg which has a lot of retail space below ground did not take that long and that was 50 years ago
 

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That should be an easy court case to resolve because Pinnacle should just take out their materials from the adjacent plot and then the claimants of that adjacent plot should take up the case with the said owners of that adjacent plot.As for the excavation it has gone on for three and a half years having started at the end of March 2015.They went for overkill with the basement.Even Carlton Centre in Johannesburg which has a lot of retail space below ground did not take that long and that was 50 years ago
Mugoya wants an outrageous settlement even though Pinnacle cleared the land.

Secondly there’s a fraud case being by the Dubai landowner where he claims White Lotus used dubious mean to alter his title deeds Which means police investigations etc.

Excavations finished a while ago. What’s being done is anchoring the building to the bedrock which is where it stalled...And the basement floors are not an issue since they host at least five levels of parking....
 
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I still think its quite early for this to be classified as on hold. Court cases come and go and construction continues. Plus the land on which this one is going up is not in contention, but the one near it.
 
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