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Nyayo Highrise Houses in Nairobi’s iconic residential estate be demolished within 14 days- NEMA

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14 day demolition notice for project launched by housing minister

The famous SANY bulldozer tearing through a building in the ongoing demolitions in Nairobi targeting structures on Riparian land play The famous SANY bulldozer tearing through a building in the ongoing demolitions in Nairobi targeting structures on Riparian land (Standard)

Several houses within Nairobi’s iconic Nyayo Highrise are earmarked for demolition in the on-going exercise targeting structures erected on riparian land and those built on public land.

An inspection conducted by National Environment Management Authority and Water Resources Management Authority (WARMA) established that several houses in Nyayo Highrise located along Mbagathi Way sit on riparian land.

A notice seen by Pulselive.co.ke gave Edermann Properties and residents 14 days to pull down the building failure to which it would be the next victim to the famous green SANY bulldozer used in the ongoing demolitions.

The notice, dated 12 October 2018 read in part that "Demolish the structure within 14 days effective this order, failure to which it will be pulled down without further reference to you".

play Seefar apartments in Nyayo Highrise whose owners were given a 14 day demolition notice (Courtesy)

 

Among the houses targeted in Nyayo Highrise houses is the multimillion Seefar apartment with the notice clearly stating that “removal of the Nyayo Highrise houses is part of efforts to restore the riparian reserve to its original state within 90 days.”

Of interest is that the project was endorsed by the government and was launched by the then Housing Minister Soita Shitanda who cut the ribbon in 2012.

The demolitions which began in July has so far seen some of Nairobi’s iconic structures come tumbling down as investors count losses in millions.

play File image of demolitions at Taj Mall (Standard)

 

Among the buildings that have come tumbling down are Taj Mall, Nakumatt Ukay, South End Mall, a section of Oshwal Centre, Java House and Shell Petrol Station in Kileleshwa.

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