Those behind approvals of construction on riparian land should be charged-Uhuru

Those behind approvals of construction on riparian land should be charged-Uhuru

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,9TH AUG 2018-Government authorities and  officials responsible for approving d construction of buildings on riparian land should be arrested and charged.These are president Kenyatta’s words. The Head of State said that the officials must be punished for their actions.

The president  says demolition of  buildings on riparian lands will continue with everything done to discourage corruption.

“We will continue to demolish properties constructed on riparian lands, equally punish officials who made approvals for those properties. We are doing everything to discourage corruption. It is possible to do clean business in Kenya, this is what we want to encourage,” he through his Twitter account.

According to the President , the demolition is meant to encourage clean business within the country and nothing would stop it from going forward.

His sentiments come as NEMA embarked on a demolition exercise, the latest targeting the Southend Mall situated at the junction of Mbagathi-Lang’ata roundabout.

Developers have in the meantime produced licenses and certificates signed by the National Environmental and Management Authority (NEMA) and the Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) in the presence of the National Assembly Environment and Natural Resources Committee.

On Thursday, the proprietors of the Ukay Centre in Westlands moved to court seeking orders to halt the intended demolition of their premises.

 

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