NAIROBI, Kenya, May 26 – Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero on Tuesday halted construction of another building on Mbagathi Way that is built along a river bank.
According to Kidero, the building worth Sh1 billion is constructed close to the river which is likely to cause obstruction or collapse in future.
Only a day before, Executive Committee Member in Charge of Urban Development and Planning Tom Odongo also said two buildings belonging to Bobasi MP Stephen Manoti were constructed close to a river.
The MP’s buildings are near the T-Mall roundabout.
Kidero announced that the county government was auditing buildings in the city and all non-compliant structures will be brought down.
The auditing which is a joint effort between Nairobi City County government and the national government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Urban Development will conduct a comprehensive audit exercise to identify all non compliant buildings in the city.
He explained that the measure was being undertaken following frequent collapse of buildings in the city.
The governor further warned people to be cautious to ensure they are not lured into buying government land.
“Nairobians should not shy away from seeking clarification. Would be land buyers should be extra cautious when purchasing land and should always insist on production of proper documentation. County approval processes only take two weeks,” he advised.
He said there were several cases in which private developers had grabbed public land and sold it to unsuspecting buyers.