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Sonko Suspends Planning Chief Officer Warns More Officials



Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended Planning chief Officer Justus Kathenge for  flouting zoning and physical planning regulations acts.

The governor has also appointed  Halake Waqo to replace Mr. Kathenge but in acting capacity.

According  acting county secretary Lebo Morintat, Kathenge has been approving different building constructions in the city without observing zoning regulations .

‘‘We have  Several buildings in Kilimani,Karen, Kileleshwa and Lavington brought up without adherence to zoning regulations this is uncalled for at it has given our county a bad image,we are even carrying out special audit  of all buildings  we shall not allow the same to continue.’’ Morintat said.

Meanwhile Nairobi county assembly Members of the Sectoral committee on Lands and Urban planning had earlier called for the demolition of all structures developed against the Zoning  guidelines.

Committee chairman Antony Kiragu blamed some  executive members for taking bribes to approve illegal constructions .

Extension of Ole Sereni Hotel along Mombasa road is on the committee radar.