@CITIZENTV

Affected by demolitions? Kenya Police sets up special desk

1 weeks ago, 18:56

By: Citizen Reporter

The Kenya Police Service has set up a special desk to serve those who have been affected by the ongoing demolitions together with those whose property has been marked for destruction.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said anyone whose land is on riparian land and claims to have approval documents, needs to visit the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters and present all the relevant documents.

“All the proprietors/shareholders of the buildings or structures that have been earmarked for demolition are directed to present all the approval documents granted to them by the relevant government agencies before the commencement of the construction of the said building or structure,” reads the statement.

Mr. Boinnet said the setting up of the special desk was necessitated by the number of people claiming to have approvals from relevant government agencies before the construction of their buildings.

At the same time, those with buildings they suspect are on riparian land but not marked for demolition, should also present their relevant paperwork.

“Equally, proprietors of buildings that have not been marked for demolition and are of the opinion that their buildings and or structures are built on the riparian land should present their approved documents and land titles to the desk at DCI Hqs for verification,” said Boinnet.

This week has seen property worth billions of shillings reduced to rubble in Nairobi as the government moves to reclaim riparian land.

South End Mall, Ukay Mall, a Shell Petrol station and a Java restaurant have been demolished for being on riparian land with the promise of more multi-million shilling buildings will come down soon.

The latest move by the police follows a presidential directive issued on Thursday where President Uhuru Kenyatta said those who approved the construction of buildings in riparian land will also be arrested.


Read More


Category: topnews news

Suggested

20 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Kazungu Samuel
Angry villagers block survey of disputed 7,100-acre land in Kilifi

About 35,000 families are living in fear of eviction after a court ruled against the residents. ...

Category: topnews news counties
1 hour ago
@CITIZENTV - By: Ann Ngige Nyamu
Kenya Power equipment worth Ksh.20M seized in Ruiru

Police seized equipment belonging to Kenya Power valued at over Ksh.20million at a private residence in Membley village, Ruiru. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 15:21
@DailyNation - By: Afp
Melania Trump to make solo Africa trip

It is not clear where or when she plans on visiting the continent. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 15:17
@CITIZENTV - By: Hilda Mbogo
Kenyans push for Bobi Wine release, plan peaceful protest in Nairobi

Kenyans have joined their Ugandan counterparts in demanding for the release of MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 15:02
@TheEastAfrican - By: Daily Nation
Kenyans ranked 3rd most hardworking foreigners in US

Survey ranks them among the most hardworking and educated immigrants. ...

Category: topnews news
16 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Kalume Kazungu
Boda boda riders protest after being locked out of Lamu Old Town

New directive requires that all boda bodas operate only on the outskirts of Lamu Old Town. ...

Category: topnews news counties

@CITIZENTV

Affected by demolitions? Kenya Police sets up special desk

1 weeks ago, 18:56

By: Citizen Reporter

The Kenya Police Service has set up a special desk to serve those who have been affected by the ongoing demolitions together with those whose property has been marked for destruction.

In a statement sent to newsrooms, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said anyone whose land is on riparian land and claims to have approval documents, needs to visit the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) headquarters and present all the relevant documents.

“All the proprietors/shareholders of the buildings or structures that have been earmarked for demolition are directed to present all the approval documents granted to them by the relevant government agencies before the commencement of the construction of the said building or structure,” reads the statement.

Mr. Boinnet said the setting up of the special desk was necessitated by the number of people claiming to have approvals from relevant government agencies before the construction of their buildings.

At the same time, those with buildings they suspect are on riparian land but not marked for demolition, should also present their relevant paperwork.

“Equally, proprietors of buildings that have not been marked for demolition and are of the opinion that their buildings and or structures are built on the riparian land should present their approved documents and land titles to the desk at DCI Hqs for verification,” said Boinnet.

This week has seen property worth billions of shillings reduced to rubble in Nairobi as the government moves to reclaim riparian land.

South End Mall, Ukay Mall, a Shell Petrol station and a Java restaurant have been demolished for being on riparian land with the promise of more multi-million shilling buildings will come down soon.

The latest move by the police follows a presidential directive issued on Thursday where President Uhuru Kenyatta said those who approved the construction of buildings in riparian land will also be arrested.


Read More

Category: topnews news

Suggested

20 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Kazungu Samuel
Angry villagers block survey of disputed 7,100-acre land in Kilifi

About 35,000 families are living in fear of eviction after a court ruled against the residents. ...

Category: topnews news counties
1 hour ago
@CITIZENTV - By: Ann Ngige Nyamu
Kenya Power equipment worth Ksh.20M seized in Ruiru

Police seized equipment belonging to Kenya Power valued at over Ksh.20million at a private residence in Membley village, Ruiru. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 15:21
@DailyNation - By: Afp
Melania Trump to make solo Africa trip

It is not clear where or when she plans on visiting the continent. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 15:17
@CITIZENTV - By: Hilda Mbogo
Kenyans push for Bobi Wine release, plan peaceful protest in Nairobi

Kenyans have joined their Ugandan counterparts in demanding for the release of MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine. ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 15:02
@TheEastAfrican - By: Daily Nation
Kenyans ranked 3rd most hardworking foreigners in US

Survey ranks them among the most hardworking and educated immigrants. ...

Category: topnews news
16 minutes
@DailyNation - By: Kalume Kazungu
Boda boda riders protest after being locked out of Lamu Old Town

New directive requires that all boda bodas operate only on the outskirts of Lamu Old Town. ...

Category: topnews news counties
Our App