Do you remember Kayole ‘skyscraper’building which went viral?
The owner of the seven storey building illegally constructed at Kayole estate Nairobi County identified as Caroline Wanjiru has been arrested and charged.
Confirming the arrest,Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko said,”This morning a Government Multi-agency team led by Nairobi City County Government officials arrested the owner of a condemned seven-storey building in Kayole for building without necessary approvals and ignoring a demolition notice”.
Adding that the owner of the building ignored a demolition notice and went ahead to construct the building without the necessary approvals.
“As promised my administration cannot sit back and watch innocent Kenyans trapped in collapsed buildings because of one or two individuals who have been compromised.”Said Sonko
The governor assured Nairobi residents that the said building would be demolished, as you can see the building is under demolition.
The Governor also noted that those who were compromised to give approvals would be brought to book. He said that his administration would not sit back and watch innocent Kenyans trapped in collapsed buildings.
Adding that all condemned buildings must all be brought down and necessary legal action taken in accordance to the law.
The two county officials namely James Macharia Kangaru and Peter Wairagwa Muya have seen been sent home and charged for contravening section 30 of the Physical planning act.