National Construction Authority launches inspection of buildings
22 January 2015, 17:59
Nyeri - The National Construction Authority (NCA) has launched an intensive inspection and audit of buildings in Central region, an exercise that will continue for the next three months.
The team which started inspecting various buildings in Nyeri town said that some buildings will be demolished while others will be forced to fulfill certain conditions before being allowed to continue with construction works.
The audit will be conducted in Murang’a, Nyandarua, Kiambu, Kirinyaga and Laikipia counties.
Nyeri County Government Executive Secretary of Lands and Infrastructure Development, John Maina said tenants living in houses that would be recommended for demolition will have to vacate.
He raised alarm that there were hostel structures erected near institutions of higher learning that have not adhered to the conditions laid down by the Authority.
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Speaking after touring several buildings in Nyeri town, Maina also cautioned tenants against occupying residential houses that are still under construction.
“Some buildings have very poor workmanship which cannot be allowed since even the structures have big cracks. Others are not safe for habitation. We issued the notice of such buildings few months ago. If you see such buildings, you can only say we are living under the mercy of God,” he added.
NCA regional manager, Eric Miseda said the organization must ensure safety of all people in any building.
He added that a signboard with the name of the contractor and architect must be displayed on ongoing projects.
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