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Govt to demolish 226 buildings in Nairobi for breaching construction regulations

06 May 2016, 11:17

Nairobi - The government is set to demolish 226 buildings that have breached construction regulations in Nairobi.

This comes following the collapse of a six-storey in Huruma Estate where at least 40 people have been confirmed dead.

The demolition is expected to kick off on Friday, with majority of the buildings being in the low income areas.

According to Daily Nation, 70 of the buildings earmarked for demolition are in Huruma, where a building collapsed on Friday last week.

Read Also: 58 per cent of buildings in Nairobi unfit for use

19 others are in Hazina and were allegedly developed by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), a government agency.

The rest are in Zimmerman, Marurui, Githurai, Roysambu, Kahawa West, Umoja, Dagoretti and South B estates.

Nairobi County Governor last week confirmed that most city dwellers live in unapproved buildings.

Through a statement, he said: "An estimated 60% of city dwellers live in unapproved buildings."

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