When Chief Justice nominee Nduma Nderi took the warm seat, he could not assist a drive to heap praise on Sarova Inns chain founder Gurcharan Singh Vohra for introducing him to the aggressive lawful world.
Accurate to the words and phrases, Gurcharan Singh Vohra, for the duration of the system of his lifestyle, was a pressure to be reckoned with in both of those hospitality and lawful fields.
The founder of the now popular Sarova team of motels, which has been among the most awarded and recognized hotel chains in Africa, rose from a humble track record.
His father, Sardar Singh Vohra, had before on travelled from Rawal Pindi, in the Himalayan Ranges, and landed on the East African Coast.
Sarova Lodges founder Gurcharan Singh Vohra (in white headwrap) takes part in a preceding function.
Gurcharan, for the duration of his childhood in downtown Nairobi, worked at his father’s bicycle shop alongside River Street.
A report by Business Day by day in 2013 notes that for the duration of his university several years, his teachers encouraged him to use for a law diploma course at the Honourable Culture of Lincolns Inn, London.
In his initial endeavor, Gurcharan was recognized at the establishment to pursue the class and graduated at the age of 17 years in 1952.
His admission to the bar was, nevertheless, delayed due to the fact he was continue to viewed as a minor at the time and upon his return to Kenya, he established up a regulation company.
The firm, Vohra and Gitau, specialised in criminal, divorce, relatives and prevalent law.
Right after a stint in the courtroom, he teamed up with former Kirinyaga Central MP John Ngata Kariuki to acquire the Ambassadeur Lodge on Moi Avenue in 1974.
Two many years later, they acquired Whitesands Seaside Vacation resort Lodge which sat on a 22-acre land right before advancing to obtain The Stanley lodge in 1978, which was the starting of the empire.
The empire saved increasing to involve two lodges in Nairobi, yet another in Mombasa and five lodges amongst other individuals.
When Gurcharan handed away in 2013 aged 78, Ngata took about the chairmanship of the lodges chain.
The inns have hosted among many, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, Milton Obote of Uganda and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania.
The Sarova Stanley Lodge along Kimathi Avenue in Nairobi CBD.