Condemned Kayole Building Demolished

  • Sany, the bulldozer, has struck again following Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's intervention on a building in Kayole.

    In a post shared on his social media, the county head stated that the condemned building had to be brought down to prevent a disaster from happening.

    "As promised my administration cannot sit back and watch innocent Kenyans trapped in collapsed buildings because of one or two individuals who have been compromised.

    "All condemned buildings must all be brought down and necessary legal action taken in accordance to the law," he assured.

    The owner of the building along Kayole Spine road, Caroline Wanjiru, was arrested by multiagency operatives led by City county detectives.

    In a statement, Sonko stated that the owner of the building carried out the project without the necessary approvals and had ignored a demolition notice.

    Earlier in the week, the building had ignited an uproar by a section of Kenyans on social media.

    In response, the county government demanded its developer to submit a structural integrity report within a seven-day period which has since elapsed.

    "You are hereby required to stop further construction immediately and submit the architectural and structure plant," read the report.

    Also felled by Sany are high-end shopping malls such as the South End Mall along Langata Road, Taj Mall in Embakasi and several others in Westlands.

    Here is the video of the demolition: