Report Reveals Estate With Highest Number of Unsafe Buildings in Nairobi

  • A report by the city's buildings inspectorate has revealed that the estate with the highest number of unsafe buildings in Nairobi is Huruma.

    The report showed that 711 buildings in Huruma Estate are unsafe for human occupation; 388 are very dangerous to live in while 323 are unsafe.

    “Demolition of buildings in Huruma riparian reserves was scheduled to recommence on March 15, 2017, but due to security matters, the exercise was suspended.

    [caption caption="A Collapsed Building in Huruma Estate"][/caption]

    "The operation will resume in January, 2018,” revealed Moses Nyakiongora, the secretary of the Buildings Inspectorate.

    “The number of buildings demolished to date stands at 34 and this does not include those that came down on their own.”

    Other estates mentioned in the report include; Pipeline, Umoja, Thika road, Baba Dogo and Dagoretti.

    Out of 358 houses inspected in Pipeline estate, 65 are very dangerous while 96 are unsafe.

    In Umoja estate, 28 houses were found to be very dangerous while 118 were declared unsafe.

    Very dangerous houses were also found along Thika Road (85), Baba Dogo (38), Dagoretti (16), Nairobi West (nine), South B (five) and six each in Ruiru, Mathare, and Kahawa West.

    Along Thika Road, 147 houses were found to be unsafe, 65 in Baba Dogo, 25 in Dagoretti, 16 in Nairobi West, and 10 in South B.

    [caption caption="A Flat in Nairobi's Umoja Estate"][/caption]