Friday August 10, 2018 - President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered for the arrest and prosecution of all Government officials who approved the construction of buildings on riparian land. 

Speaking yesterday during the inauguration of the 29-story Prism Towers in Upper Hill, Nairobi, Uhuru also ordered for the arrest and prosecution proprietors behind irregularly acquired land.

This comes even as he approved the ongoing demolitions of buildings constructed on wetlands, noting that the Government will not only continue demolishing structures lying on illegal lands but will also go after public officers who sanctioned the illegal constructions.

“We are now in the process of demolishing properties that have been build on riparian land along our riverbeds; a scenario that has resulted in flooding and other issues that make Nairobi uncomfortable to its own residents,” said the President.

“But equally, we are not going to just punish those who built.”

“I want to assure you that we are going after all those who issued those permits.”

“Those ones will be prosecuted… be they County officials, lands officials or NEMA officials, they will be prosecuted because they are equally at fault as those who build,” he added.


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