Sunday August 12, 2018 - Former Embakasi South MP, Irshad Sumra has written a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta urging him to tell his officers to stop demolition of properties in Nairobi.
Speaking on Saturday, the former ODM lawmaker urged Uhuru to open room for dialogue on how buildings in riparian areas could be spared and investors tasked with conserving water bodies.
Sumra said if Uhuru refuses to dialogue with businessmen, he will mobilise Asians across Nairobi to close businesses in protest.
“I hope this note finds you well.”
“After posting you the first petition I have been receiving many calls and I am appealing for you to kindly save the situation.”
“Most of by-laws used by the county are outdated.”
“They are using them to frustrate developers,” Sumra said in the letter.
The politician pleaded with the President to allow affected members of the Asian community and building owners to meet him and chat towards an amicable solution which would safeguard the environment and investments equally.
Sumra wrote a letter to Uhuru after a number of buildings linked to members of the Asian community were demolished for being built on riparian land.
The Kenyan DAILY POST