A high-end office park that houses several multinationals in Nairobi is set for demolition - here's why

Government authorities say the property sits on riparian land

Julius Wanjau, who is in charge of the operations, said parts of 14 Riverside in Kileleshwa will be brought down but failed to give timelines.

The high-end commercial complex houses a number of multinationals including Reckitt Benckiser, Amadeus Global Travel Distribution Ltd, Colgate Palmolive (EA) Limited and Cellulant Kenya Limited.

The property, owned by the Sanghrajka family, is set on over five acres of land and spread over six blocks.

Mr Wanjau said that the multi-agency team carrying out the demolitions will first focus on the completion of flattening Ukay Centre, Oshwal Centre and Southend Mall.

Contravene laws

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, last week, said that the exercise will continue but will only affect buildings that have contravened set laws and regulations.

Government authorities have so far taken down posh homes and shopping malls in Nairobi.

At least 4,000 buildings have been earmarked for demolition because they sit on riparian land, public utility plots and road reserves.

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