Rainbow Ruiru Resort is a five-star hotel located in Ruiru, a few meters off Nairobi – Thika superhighway. It is the most stylish hotel in the town and perhaps one of the most reckoned hotels in Kiambu County.
Most people are not aware of the real owner and there had been stories linking the former Governor of Kiambu County, William Kabogo, as the owner of this lavish resort. This was because he used to visit the hotel with his chopper landing on the helipad during campaigns.
However, the allegations are far from the truth. The Rainbow Resort is owned by a humble man identified as Julius Kamau.
In a former interview with the Standard Newspaper, Kamau told a story of how he came up with the hotel, turning his childhood dreams of owning a five-star hotel into reality.
Mr. Julius further added that being raised from a humble background made him yarn for success.
He struggled and eventually made his way to UK to further his studies where he pursued a Diploma and Degree in business management before securing a job in one of the security firms in London.
Later, he started his own security firm after savings. It is during this time he was able to raise money to buy land in Ruiru through his brother and began the construction in 1998.
He sent the hotel designs several times before he was finally granted the permission to go ahead with his construction by the municipal council.
After approval, the businessman constructed the now Rainbow Ruiru Resort which caught the attention of many owing to its unique design and exquisite look. The resort even featured in the Kiambu county magazine as one of the County’s pride asset.
Other than being comprised of 130 high-end rooms and conference halls, the hotel boasts of a helipad on the rooftop which gives a clear vision of the beautiful Mt. Kilimanjaro serenity.