Will A New City Rise From Demolition Rubble in Kenya?
Anger is building in Nairobi over a wave of forced evictions and the demolition of buildings that authorities deem illegal. While the series of demolitions has been cheered by many, it's a nightmare for the affected businesspeople who insist that official permits prove their buildings are legal. President Uhuru Kenyatta says the demolitions will continue, arguing that it is only through corrupt means that the permits were issued - but the question remains as to whether the rubble of demolished buildings and corruption cartels mark the rebirth of a new Kenya.
The Conversation Africa, 19 August 2018
Drastic action is being taken in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, with 4000 buildings set to be demolished. The reason: they were constructed on riparian land - land adjacent to the… Read more »
Demolitions of properties built on riparian land in Nairobi.
The series of demolitions have been targeted at Nairobi's posher addresses, indiscriminately bringing down restaurants, houses, swimming pools, along with perimeter walls and even ... Read more »
The owner of the "upmarket" Airgate Mall - formerly known as Taj Mall - has defended the legality of the mall, inviting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Governor Mike Sonko to attend ... Read more »
President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked all Kenyans to join in the war against corruption by reporting corrupt individuals to relevant authorities. Kenyatta has said that he will not ... Read more »
The building, owned by former Bobasi MP Stephen Manoti, has been blamed for obstructing the river leading to perennial flooding and destruction of property in Nairobi West, South C ... Read more »
Efforts by the National Environment Management Authority to reclaim occupied riparian land in Nairobi has seen the demoltion of the Java House outlet in Kileleshwa. Read more »