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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,8TH AUG 2018-Over a billion shillings have gone down after the National environmental Management Authority NEMA demolished South End mall on Wednesday morning .The demolition is connected to the ongoing operation to reclaim riparian lands across Nairobi.
The mall is owned by the Former Bobasi MP Stephen Manoti.
The demolition was undertaken under tight security .
NEMA officials landed on the mall in the third day of the crackdown on structures standing on riparian reserves.
Mutuini-Ngong river passes underneath the the five-storey commercial building. It has been blamed for flooding in Nairobi West, South C, and Lang’ata.
Residents and environmentalists have complained that the building obstructs the flow of water, thus causing flooding during the rainy season.
The operation, which started on Monday, is been spearheadedby the Nairobi River regeneration multi-agency task force.
The operation is aimed at reclaiming Nairobi River.
So far huge businesses have been demolished among them java coffee house in Kileleshwa Nairobi since the operation begun last week.