City Hall Halts Building On Wetland

By Muchemi Wachira and Venessa Nyasio

City Hall officials yesterday stormed a site where villas are being built on riparian land in Nairobi, arrested two people and stopped the construction.

The officials from the Building, Audit and Inspection Department arrived at Kibagare Valley on Lower Kabete Road in the morning, prompting some builders to jump over the perimeter fence to escape arrest.

On Friday last week, a team from the National Environment Management Authority (Nema) also made a surprise visit and arrested two builders.