NAIROBI COUNTY GOVT RESUMES DEMOLITION OF UNSAFE HOUSES

The Nairobi County government has resumed the demolition of unsafe residential buildings after a week-long suspension.

Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero had on May 7 suspended the demolition for seven days to give occupants of the unsafe buildings tenants time to move out.

In a statement here Tuesday, Nairobi Lands executive Christopher Khaemba said a plan on the demolition would be released before the work resumed.

Six buildings next to the one which collapsed in the Huruma district of Nairobi three weeks ago, killing 51 people, are among the houses to be brought down.

Other buildings to be demolished are in the Dagoretti, Umoja, Thika Road, South B, Zimmerman and Huruma areas of the Kenyan capital.

Huruma has the highest number of condemned buildings at 58, followed by Zimmerman with 28.

In the South B area, 19 houses in Hazina Estate, owned by the National Social Security Fund managers, are also said to be at risk of demolition.

Source: Nam News Network