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Multi Agency task force embarks on inspecting Nairobi buildings


A multi agency task force yesterday embarked on a mission to inspect and earmark poorly constructed buildings and those constructed on riparian lands in Nairobi’s Eastlands area.

The task force consisting of National Construction Authority, National Environment Management Authority and the Nairobi County was in Umoja 3 yesterday where one building was earmarked for demolition.

Stephen Mwangi, a technical person with National Construction Authority says they are also trying to ensure that contractors comply with the required statutory requirements around Nairobi Region.

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“We also want to know if contractors of upcoming buildings have approval letters from NCA, NEMA, we want to know if they have qualified supervisors and many other thing,” said Mwangi.

Mwangi says the inspections will not stop in Umoja but will go on to the other parts of the county.

The Nairobi Regeneration Committee was supposed to continue with demolition of buildings this week beginning with Huruma area which is perceived to have the most substandard buildings.