Controversy surrounding the financial status of Nakumatt supermarket deepened in Mombasa County after auctioneers forcefully threw the retailer out of Nyali mall that is located at Kenoly along the busy Mombasa-Malindi highway.
This comes after the land lord allegedly abstained an eviction order from the court yesterday evening, accusing his client for having failed to clear rent arrears that had accumulated to Ksh 27.8m.
The eviction that started in the morning attracted huge crowds as some people used the opportunity to loot and disappear.
According to Makuri Auctioneers official Joel Titus Musya who supervised the eviction exercise said he had received directions from the owner of the building to evict the tenant following a court order issued on Monday at the Mombasa High court.
However, Nakumatt supermarket Mombasa county branch manager Vijay Lakhania accused the landlord of using the court to frustrate the supermarket management instead of giving them time to clear the debt.
He said that more than 800 employee will be affected.