After going through the embarrassment of the Goldenberg inquest, Kamlesh Pattni returned the allegedly stolen Grand Regency Hotel, got saved, started his own church and become Brother Paul Kamlesh Pattni.
After getting his cases dropped, Pattni commenced investing in the Nairobi property market mainly through his investment company Westmont Holdings.
Pattni acquired plots of land in Parklands, Muthangari, Kileleshwa and Loresho neighbourhoods, where has been building luxury apartments and office blocks to house headquarters of major corporations.
Property market watchers believe that Pattni’s latest buying spree is informed by the rising number of deep pocketed foreigners moving to Kenya in pursuit of oil money and a booming regional economy.
Despite the silent wins, Pattni continues to suffer a few losses and in 2018, the man who now has a church lost a case after the court dismissed the award granted to the businessman as compensation of one of his companies by Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) after being evicted from JKIA.
Kamlesh allegedly now runs duty free shops in Zimbabwe, Kinshasha in DRC and Durban in South Africa.
Police in Zimbabwe recovered Ksh400 million in cash and 98 kilograms of gold in suitcases at Kamlesh’s residence in Borrowdale, Harare and as well arrested Pattni’s brother Mukesh Mansukhalal Vaya alongside three others Farid Shahadat, Ryan Gregory Joseph and Delny Deanna.