Businessman Kamlesh Pattni has withdrawn all the cases he had lodged in court against the Kenya Airports Authority on duty free shops. He said he wants peace and freedom.
This is a similar fashion he used in 2008 when he gave up the Sh5 billion five-star Grand Regency Hotel, now Laico Regency.
Pattni yesterday declared he does not want anything to do with the duty free shops because he wants to concentrate on things that will give him peace of mind.
"When I surrendered the Sh5 billion Grand Regency Hotel, I was assured by the authorities that upon the said restitution I will be free of all alleged accusations in relation to the Goldenberg," he said.
Pattni said he was giving up on the duty free shops as it is God's will. He said he has forgiven those who demolished his duty free shops a month ago and will not seek compensation.
"Now by this further restitution I pray that this government will allow me peace and freedom from the past to concentrate on my service to God and preaching the gospel without the stigma of Goldenberg," he said.
He said he believes his restitutions agreements will be appreciated by the government. He said people with suits against the government should follow suit.
Pattni had already lodged several cases against KAA over the ownership of the duty free shops at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
KAA has also been challenging in court an order issued last December by an arbitrator, retired Ghanaian judge Edward Torgbor, that Kenya Duty Free Complex and World Duty Free Company Limited associated with Pattni be paid Sh4.2 billion.