Kamlesh Pattni

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Paul Kamlesh Pattni
Paul Kamlesh Pattni election billboard.jpg
His 2013 election campaign billboard
Born Kamlesh Mansukhlal Damji Pattni
1965 (age 48–49)
Mombasa, Kenya
Nationality Kenyan
Occupation Businessman
Political party
Kenya National Democratic Alliance
Religion Christian
Awards Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize for Humanitarianism and Equity
Website
kamleshpattni.com

Paul Kamlesh Pattni (also known as Brother Paul) (born 1965) is a Kenyan businessman and pastor. He was implicated in the 1990s Goldenberg scandal but was acquitted in 2013.

Background[edit]

Kamlesh Pattni was born in Mombasa, Kenya. He later moved to Nairobi, where he allegedly used his company to acquire billions of shillings, in league with prominent politicians and government officials in the Goldenberg scandal. Many other people were also undoubtedly involved. The effects of Goldenberg were devastating to Kenya's economy in the late 1990s. He has been jailed on multiple occasions but has always managed to get free.

The Daily Nation reports that Kamlesh Pattni is now a baptised Christian taking the name of Paul, [1] and runs his own church. [2]

In April 2013, the High Court acquitted him over the Goldenberg scandal.[3]

Political career[edit]

Pattni is the chairman of the Kenya National Democratic Alliance (KENDA), a political party in Kenya. He was a parliamentary candidate at the 2007 elections.[4] He unsuccessfully contested the Westlands Constituency in the 2013 election and received 10,083 votes.

Personal life[edit]

He was born into a Hindu family and later converted to Christianity and took the name Paul on his baptism.

In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize for Humanitarianism and Equity by the Ghanaian Excellence Awards Foundation.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ When Pattni Became Paul
  2. ^ Jesus Inc: Paying for miracles to happen
  3. ^ FAYO, GALGALO (19 April 2013). "Court clears Kamlesh Pattni over Goldenberg scandal". Business Daily. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Laureate: Kamlesh Mansukhlal Damji Pattni". mefafrica.org. 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 

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