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Three arrested for contravening County Urban Planning laws

Nairobi, 23rd November, 2022
A joint operation conducted last evening by Nairobi City County Planning technical, Environment and Enforcement teams stopped an ongoing construction along Othaya road.

Nairobi City County Governor, Sakaja Johnson had earlier in the day, when meeting the newly reconstituted Urban Planning Technical Committee (UPTC), said the county would be vigilant to ensure developers adhere to county laws and asked the public to share information on any developer contravening them.

Governor Sakaja has of late come down hard on those dumping illegally, those causing noise pollution and those contractors flaunting County laws.

Said Governor Sakaja, “We must rid our city of these criminals and ensure order and dignity is restored. I want to urge Nairobi residents to continue giving us information of any unscrupulous residents engaging in illegal activities especially those in construction. We cannot allow contractors to take shortcuts or break the law in order to put up illegal buildings.”

A few weeks ago Nairobi County officers clamped down on those dumping illegally and clubs that aided and abetted noise pollution.

Said Governor Sakaja, “I will not rest until order is restored in this city.”

Three suspects were arrested in the late night operation and spent the night at the Central Police Station. They will be arraigned in court this morning. The County Surveillance team sent everybody home and locked the site to preserve evidence.

Said Patrick Analo, Ag. Chief Officer Urban Planning “Yesterday night my colleagues arrested three suspects for causing noise pollution by operating at night beyond stipulated work hours as per the Urban Planning & Environment Laws appended on approvals as conditions of approval for construction. We are now on the look out for more suspects prone to causing noise pollution and working beyond stipulated hours i.e 6am -5pm. We will arrest them.”

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