Famous Utalii College Closes Down


Utalii hotel has been closed indefinitely due to its economic non-viability.

The hotel has been known for tourism and hospitality training,is run by the Kenya Utalii College and the Ministry of Tourism.

According to a letter by Tourism and Principal secretary Safina Kwekwe Tsungu to college’s Principal Hashim Mohamed dated April 20, the hotel had become a liability as it does not generate revenue.

The hotel will remain closed until the government comes up with a viable plan that will see the hotel return to profitability.

Read:  Dusit D2 Hotel Sends 250 Employees Home After Closure

“Following the submissions made by your office, it was noted that it is not viable for the institution to operate the Kenya Utalii hotel as it does not generate revenue and yet depletes the institution’s resource in covering overhead costs,” Kwekwe said in her letter to Mohamed.

Utalii College satellite campuses in Kisumu and Mombasa which will also be closed due to low student enrolment.

Following the closure of the campuses, students will complete all their pending programmes via online learning.

As of June 2017, the college’s liabilities were Ksh3.4 billion awhile the assets figure stood at Ksh537.1 million, according to former auditor general Edward Ouko.

For all the latest technology and business news from Kenya and the world, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: