Java Kileleshwa demolished for being built on riparian land

August 6, 2018 9:47 am
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According to the Nairobi County’s Head of Inspectorate Peter Mbaya, “the taskforce consists of officers from the Central Government, City Hall and the National Environment Management Authority”/COURTESY

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 – The Java restaurant situated in Kileleshwa has been demolished by a multi-agency taskforce for being built on riparian land.

According to the Nairobi County’s Head of Inspectorate Peter Mbaya, “the taskforce consists of officers from the Central Government, City Hall and the National Environment Management Authority.”

He said such demolitions will continue especially of buildings less than 50 metres from a river.

He stated that this is part of efforts to bring down illegal structures within Nairobi.

The restaurant has assured its customers that they can still visit restaurants in neighbouring branches.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Java Kileleshwa branch will remain closed until further notice. You can still enjoy your daily Java at neighbouring branches on Lenana Road and Hurlingham,” it said through its Twitter account.

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