Hanover building at the 14 Riverside drive

Normalcy may have resumed in the aftermath of the Riverside A****k of January 15, but the area around the Lavington estate that houses the hotel-business complex still remains cordoned off, meaning a number of firms that set up shop at the hub incur disruption.

Reality sunk in rather quickly, as with the response of s*************s and the bravery of some citizens ending with over 700 people e*******d, the sadness of the 14 lives lost also hit hard.

With the area now a c***e scene as investigations are underway, it means the businesses housed at the 14 Riverside office complex, as well as those in adjacent buildings, will now have to stall. Owners will either shut up shop and employees will keep off until the area is reopened.

A major one bearing the burden will be the main hotelier at the area, the Dusit D2 Hotel, which is owned by the Sanghrajka family.

The 100 bed globally feted hotel, which is part of the Thai owned Dusit International hotel chain, will now have to close for a while.

Whereas Dusit D2 Hotel is the main tenant, the hotel-business complex also housed a number of buildings with businesses ranging from banks, restaurants, tech solutions, electronics, travel firms.

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The hub, according to Nation, comprises five other buildings accompanying the Dusit D2 Hotel; Belgravia, Grosvenor and Hanover, Arlington and Cavendish buildings.

At the Belgravia building, dry cleaners Tintoria Limited as well as luxury fashion retailer Dolve Cavallo are affected.

Other businesses at the same building include Horizons Group Limited, AC Nielsen Kenya Limited, Amandari Limited.

Naivasha based brewer Keroche Industries Limited were also housed at the Belgravia building.

The Grosvenor building, where journalists belonging to Nation Media Group were holed up during the a****k, features the Commission for Revenue Allocation and Brighter Monday.

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Others within the office suites at Grosvenor include Adam Smith Internationa, Amadeus Global Travel Distribution Ltd, Gatsby Africa, HIP Partners Kenya, Soi and Quintessentially Lifestyle Services.

I & M Bank, which is where the t****r a****k commenced from as per the Police, is situated at the Hanover building.

Together with the bank are firms such as Croydon Limited, Deepa Dosaja Limited and BASF East Africa Limited.

Electronic giants LG Electronics Africa Logistics FZE, toothpaste maker Colgate Palmolive (EA) Limited, Media Edge Interactive Limited, Evonik Industries AG, Control Risks East Africa, Horizons Group Limited.

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Other businesses to incur the disruption of the Riverside A****k are JHPiego Corporation, Safari Trails, Westlands Forex Bureau ExChange Ltd, Reckitt Benckiser, Fanisi Capital, Redhouse Group, VISA CEMEA Holdings Limited, Pernod Ricard Limited and Mitsui & Co. Europe Plc Nairobi Branch and Genafrica Asset Managers Limited. The firms are located at the Arlington building.

The fifth building to house businesses at the Riverside hub is the Cavendish building, where firms such as Dow Chemical East Africa Limited, Adam Smith International Africa Limited, Kenya Gatsby Trust, Sandawoods Limited, Delors Limited t/a LJA Associates Advocates, SAP East Africa, Landmark Virtual Offices Limited and Cellulant Kenya Limited.

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