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226 unsafe buildings in Nairobi to be demolished

The government has released a list of 226 buildings that have been marked for demolition in Nairobi because they are unfit for human habitation.

Paul Mwangi, the Public Works Principal Secretary has said the ministry had identified unsafe buildings that will be demolished whether their owners go to court to stop the demolition or not.

On Thursday, Government officials started the process of marking the buildings that will be demolished starting Friday. A list of the affected building was also made public.

A five-storey building in Nairobi that has been constructed on top of an old building without pillars.
A five-storey building in Nairobi that has been constructed on top of an old building without pillars.

VACATION ORDERS

Already, residents in the fingered buildings have been asked to move but majority have defied the orders saying they do not have anywhere else to move to.

On Thursday, senior government officials visited the construction site of a five-storey building that had been constructed on top of an old building and without pillars. The image had been shared widely on social media.

Last Friday, a seven-storey residential building collapsed in Huruma estate killing 36 people; 132 have been rescued so far while 70 are still unaccounted for.