Sarova Resort Billionaire Who Graduated With Regulation Degree at 17 Several years

When Chief Justice nominee Nduma Nderi took the hot seat, he could not support a wish to heap praise on Sarova Resorts chain founder Gurcharan Singh Vohra for introducing him to the aggressive legal environment.

Legitimate to the terms, Gurcharan Singh Vohra, throughout the program of his existence, was a pressure to be reckoned with in each hospitality and lawful fields.

The founder of the now popular Sarova group of accommodations, which has been among the most awarded and recognized hotel chains in Africa, rose from a humble history.

His father, Sardar Singh Vohra, had previously on travelled from Rawal Pindi, in the Himalayan Ranges, and landed on the East African Coast.

Sarova Hotels founder Gurcharan Singh Vohra (in white headwrap) takes part in a previous event.

Sarova Inns founder Gurcharan Singh Vohra (in white headwrap) takes aspect in a earlier occasion.


Gurcharan, in the course of his childhood in downtown Nairobi, labored at his father’s bicycle shop together River Highway.

A report by Business enterprise Everyday in 2013 notes that for the duration of his faculty decades, his instructors encouraged him to implement for a law degree course at the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, London.

In his very first try, Gurcharan was accepted at the institution to pursue the class and graduated at the age of 17 years in 1952.

His admission to the bar was, nonetheless, delayed because he was continue to regarded a small at the time and upon his return to Kenya, he established up a regulation business.

The agency, Vohra and Gitau, specialised in prison, divorce, spouse and children and widespread law.

Just after a stint in the courtroom, he teamed up with former Kirinyaga Central MP John Ngata Kariuki to acquire the Ambassadeur Resort on Moi Avenue in 1974.

Two yrs afterwards, they acquired Whitesands Beach Vacation resort Lodge which sat on a 22-acre land right before advancing to obtain The Stanley resort in 1978, which was the commencing of the empire.

The empire saved expanding to consist of two inns in Nairobi, one more in Mombasa and five lodges among the others.

When Gurcharan passed absent in 2013 aged 78, Ngata took over the chairmanship of the lodges chain.

The resorts have hosted among many, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah, Milton Obote of Uganda and Julius Nyerere of Tanzania.

The Sarova Stanley Hotel along Kimathi Street in Nairobi CBD

The Sarova Stanley Hotel alongside Kimathi Avenue in Nairobi CBD.