14 August 2018

Kenya: Mind Your Own Business, Sonko Tells Waititu on Demolitions

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has told his Kiambu counterpart Ferdinand Waititu to keep off from the ongoing demolitions of buildings built on riparian land in the capital.

Mr Waititu, commonly referred as Baba Yao, was on Monday the butt of hilarious comments and memes online for opposing the demolitions and instead calling for the owners to be allowed to divert the rivers -at their cost.

Mr Sonko would hear none of Baba Yao's logic, urging him to focus on his county.

In addition, he said he does not mix friendship with business and no one will be spared in the ongoing demolitions.

"My good friend and colleague should concentrate on his county. He should know we don't mix friendship with work. Even Weston; My Buru buru Casurina cocobeach plot; Taj mall and many other buildings shall not be spared if found to be on riparian or public land," said Mr Sonko.

He added: "OR May be he does not know what is the definition of a Riparian land and that's why even in campus he was copying me during CATS. In fact he needs to tell us the status of a petrol station constructed on a grabbed public access at the junction of Mihango and Njiru."

The National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) has been bringing down buildings built on riparian landss in Nairobi.

Already, Shell petrol station and Java House in Kileleshwa as well as Southend Mall on Lang'ata Road, Ukay and Oshwal centres in Westlands have been demolished.

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