The High court has ordered Nakumatt Holdings to immediately vacate Mombasa’s City Mall building due to Sh27.8 million rent arrears.
Justice Charles Yano said the troubled chain of supermarkets has failed to pay rent, service charges and promotion fund.
Yano said Ideal Location Limited – the owners of the mall, are at liberty to evict the retailer.
The judge directed the supermarket to pay all outstanding balance and any payments accrued to the landlord at the date of vacating the business premises.
The judge said Nakumat Holdings failed to defend themselves from the allegations levied by their landlord and instead focused on jurisdiction of the court hearing the matter.
He said since the supermarket had not contested the allegations, then the motion by the landlord was merited and therefore, allowed.