Bring Approval Documents for Demolished Buildings - DCI

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By Joseph Muraya

Nairobi — Police have established a special desk at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Headquarters where owners of buildings affected in the ongoing demolitions are required to present any approval documents granted to them by authorities.

National Police Spokesperson Charles Owino says the documents will help in narrowing down on government officials who illegally approved the buildings.

The demolitions, Owino revealed, are being carried out by the Nairobi Regeneration Committee appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in April.

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Kenyatta Says Demolitions on Riparian Lands to Go On

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the demolition of properties built on riparian lands will go on.

The president added that officials who made approvals for the premises to be built on such lands will be punished.

"We are doing everything to discourage corruption. It is possible to do clean business in Kenya, this is what we want to encourage," the President tweeted on Thursday.

READ MORE: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Uhuru-says-demolitions-to-go-on/1056-47054...

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Kenyatta Now Goes After Officials Who Approved Construction of Demolished Buildings

4 days 3 hours ago

By Thomas Matiko

With demolition of buildings put up on riparian lands going on in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said officials who made approvals for the premises to be built on such lands will be punished.

The president spoke on Thursday during the inauguration of the Prism Towers on Third Ngong Avenue, Nairobi.

"We are not going to just punish those who built. I want to assure you that we are going after all those who issued those permits. Those ones will be prosecuted. Be they county officials, land officials or Nema officials, they will be prosecuted because they are equally to fault as those who built," President Kenyatta said.

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Sonko - Demolitions in Nairobi Will Continue, My Own Property Included

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By Collins Omulo

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has lent his support for the ongoing demolitions saying that he will ensure that all properties built on water ways, road reserves and riparian land are demolished.

Governor Sonko said that the law should not be applied selectively and he is ready to lead by example stating that even his own property in Buru Buru, which has been built on a road reserve, will also be brought down.

"Even myself, there is a land I bought in Buru Buru. About an acre of that land is part of road access and we shall start by demolishing that wall. It does not matter how well connected you are, if you have built on a road reserve or water ways, that structure has to go down," said Sonko on Thursday.

READ MORE: https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/im-victim-nairobi-demolitions-sonk...

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You're Part of the Problem, Boniface Mwangi Tells Tenants of Demolished Buildings

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By Eddy Kagera

Civil rights activist Boniface Mwangi is back at it. Mr Mwangi is now calling out tenants in illegally constructed premises, accusing them of being part of the problem and then crying when hit.

"As Southend Mall is being demolished there are "innocent" business owners who will cry foul but they're part of the problem. You should never rent or spend money on a building built on a wetland, ontop of a river, that's supporting impunity. Avoid legitimising thieves. Be Ethical," wrote Mr Mwangi.

The Sh2 billion mall was brought down on Wednesday morning by National Environmental Management Authority (Nema).

READ MORE: https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/youre-part-problem-boniface-mwangi...

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Mike Sonko - These Buildings Will Also Come Down

4 days 3 hours ago

By Collins Omulo

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has expressed his support for the ongoing demolitions of buildings which were illegally erected, saying that he will ensure that all properties built on waterways, road reserves and riparian land are demolished.

Governor Sonko said that the law should not be applied selectively and that he is ready to lead by example, adding that even his own property in Buru Buru, which has been built on a road reserve, will also be brought down.

"Even myself, there is a land I bought in Buru Buru. About an acre of that land is part of an access road and we shall start by demolishing that wall. It does not matter how well connected you are; if you have built on a road reserve or waterways, that structure has to go down," said Mr Sonko on Thursday.

READ MORE: https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/nairobi/More-illegal-city-buildings-to...

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The Rich Also Cry as Demolitions Come Knocking

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By Jacqueline Kubania and Elvis Ondieki

When government bulldozers flattened houses in Kibera two weeks ago and left over 20,000 people homeless, most of Nairobi's middle and upper class thought nothing of it, chalking it to just one more way in which life punishes the economically disadvantaged in this country.

However, the recent spate of demolitions this week have been targeted at Nairobi's posher addresses, indiscriminately bringing down restaurants, houses, swimming pools along with perimeter walls and even entire malls, as happened at South End Mall on Lang'ata Road yesterday.

NOTICES EXPIRED

It is a season of reckoning for individuals who have spent a fortune to erect structures in Nairobi that are now being demolished, and the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) says there will be no looking back.

READ MORE: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/The-rich-also-cry-as-demolitions-come-knoc...

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Nema Demolishes South End Mall in Nairobi

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By Hillary Kimuyu

South End Mall on Langata Road has become the latest casualty of the ongoing campaign by the national environment watchdog to reclaim grabbed wetlands in the capital Nairobi.

A bulldozer, on instruction of National Environment Management Authority (Nema) officials and the guard of police, descended on the mall that stands atop Mutuini-Ngong River on Langata Road on Wednesday morning.

The imposing building, owned by former Bobasi MP Stephen Manoti, has been blamed for obstructing the river leading to perennial flooding and destruction of property in Nairobi West, South C and Lang'ata

READ MORE: https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Nema-demolishes-South-End-Mall-in-Nairobi/...

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Illegal Structures At Mutindwa Demolished - More in City Estates Targeted

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By Hilary Kimuyu

Nairobi county on Tuesday afternoon completed the demolition of illegal structures at Mutindwa market.

The demolitions came a month after a notice had been issued for traders to vacate the area that stood on road reserves, and less than three metres from the railway.

The notice which was issued on 19 July, by the Secretary, National Buildings Inspectorate an Chairman, Multi-Sectoral Committee on Unsafe Structures Mr Moses A. Nyakiongora, instructed those on the said land to vacate it or risk being forcefully removed at the trespassers' cost.

READ MORE: https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/illegal-structures-mutindwa-demoli...

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Nema Demolishes South End Mall Along Lang'ata Road

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By Hilary Kumuyu

South End Mall on Langata Road has become the latest casualty of the ongoing campaign by the national environment watchdog to reclaim grabbed wetlands in the capital Nairobi.

A bulldozer, on instruction of National Environment Management Authority (Nema) officials and the guard of police, descended on the mall that stands atop Mutuini-Ngong River on Langata Road on Wednesday morning.

The imposing building, owned by former Bobasi MP Stephen Manoti, has been accused of obstructing the river leading to perennial flooding and destruction of property in Nairobi West, South C and Lang'ata

READ MORE: https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/south-end-mall-along-langata-road-...

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More Structures Pulled Down in Kileleshwa - Nairobi

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By Agewa Magut

Demolitions to clear up structures built on riparian land in Nairobi continued on Tuesday.

Residential houses built on Ring Road Kileleshwa next to the Shell petrol station that was demolished on Monday were targeted on day two of the exercised conducted by a multi-agency team.

Officials from the National Environment Management Authority, the National Youth Service and the Nairobi County oversaw the exercise.

READ MORE: https://www.nation.co.ke/counties/nairobi/Agencies-continue-Kileleshwa-d...

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Nema Demolishes Java House, Shell Petrol Station in Kileleshwa

4 days 4 hours ago

By Agewa Magut and Harry Misiko

A Java House coffee outlet was brought down in Kileleshwa on Monday morning as the national environment watchdog demolished structures on riparian land in Nairobi.

A Shell petrol station and a Safe Dose pharmacy were also closed in the demolitions as the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) set out to reclaim illegally occupied wetlands in the city county.

Magnate Ventures billboards and signage were also brought down.

READ MORE: https://nairobinews.nation.co.ke/news/nema-demolishes-java-house-shell-p...

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'People Celebrate When Their Houses Are Marked for Demolition'

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Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ephraim Inyang-Eyen fields questions from Okon Bassey on his encounter with the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and debunks insinuations that the Governor Udom Emmanuel signed a pact to serve one term. Excepts.

You are considered Governor Udom Emmanuel's right man, is true that the Governor entered an agreement with the Oron people to serve one term after which an Oron person will serve one term to complete the mandatory two-tenures for the Eket Senatorial District?

Oron is in my senatorial district. I believe in evidence. There must have been people at that meeting. A document must have been signed. Where are these documents? Who were at this discussion? At the time Governor Udom Emmanuel was emerging, Oron people had gone to other camp. Most of their leaders were in the other camp. I believe with all my heart that Governor Udom Emmanuel will not tell a lie. People believe that in government, you must tell a lie to get things done. I am of a different school of thought that is why I am able to work very freely with the Governor. The Governor says it the way it is. There was no such understanding. If you tell me that the then governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio must have had some understanding, I may not argue because I was not there. Governor Udom Emmanuel was not there.

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