Uhuru spends Sh1m a night at Hague hotel


PRESIDENT Uhuru Kenyatta paid about Sh1 million for the night he spent in the presidential suit of the luxurious Kurhaus Hotel at The Hague.

The five star hotel is one of most expensive, located at the beach front and it is 10 minutes away from the ICC, where Uhuru was attending the status conference yesterday.

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Uhuru, his wife Margaret, daughter Ngina and some of his supporters, including several Kenyan MPs, spent the night at the hotel.

Breakfast at Kurhaus goes for about Sh3,000 per person.

Although there are no available rates on the presidential suite at Kurhaus, the executive business package costs €4,500 (Sh640,000) per guest, per night.

“All our superior rooms are decorated in a cosy contemporary style, including all the comfort you can imagine. An enormous wall mirror behind the extra long beds creates a spatial effect,” says a the hotel’s brochure.

“While relaxing on the comfortable bed, you can watch television on a modern flat screen TV. All rooms offer wireless internet access. Make your choice for a town sided or sea sided room.”

It was not immediately clear who footed the hotel bills for Uhuru and his supporters.

“I’m here in my private capacity and I paid all my expenses myself,” said Mining Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala.

Uhuru was accompanied by more than 100 MPs, most of whom are reported to have been booked in a nearby Ibis Scheveningen hotel.

Some, known to be well-to-do, checked into the same hotel with Uhuru.

According to the hotel website, the presidential suite is described as “the majestic living room, which offers a spacious living room and dining area, including a grand dining table”.

The rooms are fitted with the king-size bedroom and bathroom, which features a walk-in shower, a walk-in closet, jacuzzi and luxurious bathroom amenities.

The suites, in which occupiers have a view over the Norht Sea, are facilitated with an in-room Nespresso coffee machine.

If Uhuru was booked into the presidential suite, he was entailed to a selection of sweet delicacies and the drinks – a selection of alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks and snacks.

Uhuru was also entitled to a newspaper delivered in his room upon request and was also offered free high speed internet access.

– the-star.co.ke

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