President Uhuru Kenyatta Speaks on Ongoing Demolitions

  • By Michael Musyoka on Thursday, 9 August 2018 - 3:29pm
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    President Uhuru Kenyatta during the inauguration of Prism Towers in Upperhill on 9/8/2018 Twitter
  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday added his voice to the ongoing demolitions of structures built on riparian areas.

    Speaking during the inauguration of Prism Towers in Upperhill, the President declared that the demolitions would continue so as to protect the river ecosystems in the city.

    "We will continue to demolish properties constructed on riparian lands, equally punish officials who made approvals for those properties.

    "We are doing everything to discourage corruption. It is possible to do clean business in Kenya, this is what we want to encourage," he assured.


    His sentiments echoed Mike Sonko's declaration where he vowed to ensure that all properties built on road reserves, waterways or riparian land will have to go down.

    Uhuru described the 34-storey tower as an eye-catching architectural masterpiece which has transformed Nairobi’s skyline.

    "As a Government, we have been taking various steps to enhance physical infrastructure and to improve the business environment," the Head of state added.

    The towers which are located on 3rd Ngong Road Avenue have a unique design mimicking prisms stacked upon each other.

    The project is run by Nairobi-based real estate firm Kings Developers Ltd, an affiliate of Royal Group of Companies.

    Among the impressive features the building exhibits is the adoption of environment-friendly systems that include rain harvesting and large windows to take advantage of natural lighting.


    Speaking on Wednesday, Kings' vice president for sales and marketing Vinayak Karambalkar divulged that some multinationals had already booked space in the building.

    “They include Standard Chartered Bank, Regus — a corporation that provides a global workplace, and Pfizer, a biopharmaceutical company,” he was quoted by Business Daily.

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