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Demolitions of Nairobi's death traps to begin Thursday - 13 Mar 2018 18:27

Joseph Ndunda @jo ...

The demolition of unsafe buildings in Nairobi will resume on Thursday. The exercise was halted last year for lack of funds. Buildings Safety Testing and Quality Assurance acting MD Samuel Charangu on Tuesday said the demolitions will kick off in Huruma and Zimmerman once the department receives funds. In Huruma, 12 buildings have been marked for demolition. National Buildings Inspectorate secretary and Chief Government quantity surveyor Moses Nyakiongora said the structures were built on riparian lands and wetlands. Charangu said the other two "death traps' are in Zimmerman. "We have been waiting for the budget to do it. We will begin this Thursday once we get the allocations," Charangu said. He said about 40 buildings in Pipeline estate were found unsound and needed fortification. The developers were given seven days to do the notifications failure to which the government will demolish them. "It is only when the developers fail to comply ...
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