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Government offices reopen after three-day closure

A city landlord has finally readmitted hundreds of government employees into his building in Nairobi’s CBD, days after kicking them out for non-payment of rent.

As exclusively reported by Nairobi News earlier this week, the owner of Uchumi House located along Aga Khan Walk in the CBD had sealed off entrance to the 3rd and 11th floor which are occupied the by Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts.

The civil servants have been locked out of their offices from September 14, 2015. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS
This photo shows a padlocked door at the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts on Uchumi House. PHOTO | NAIROBI NEWS

However, according to the affected Ministry’s Public Relation team normalcy has returned to the offices after the government settled the arrears on Wednesday evening.

When Nairobi News visited the offices on Thursday evening civil servants at the Ministry were serving a handful of workers in the offices.

“We are happy to be back after that break and as you can see, we have a backlog of documents in the in tray,” one of the workers told Nairobi News.

Hundreds of civil servants attached to the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts, have been locked out of their offices at Uchumi House since Monday over accrued rent arrears estimated to run into millions of shillings.