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Nairobi County Forms Committee to audit building compliance

By Antynet Ford

 Nairobi City County has initiated the formation of a Multi-Agency Committee consisting of stakeholders in the urban planning sector to establish the compliance of buildings built in the city within the last two years.

In his letter to the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Institute of Engineers Kenya (IEK), Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK),

The Kenya Institute of Planners (KIP), and the Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK), the acting County Secretary Patrick Anallo requested them to present at least two people for the committee set to begin their work on May 13, 2024 and work within thirty to sixty days.

“Forward the names of two professionals from your organization to be part of the Multi-Agency Committee tasked to undertake the review and conclude within 30-60 days and submit a comprehensive report for implementation. We expect to hear from you latest on May 10, 2024, to commence in the week starting May 13, 2024.” The letter by Anallo read in part.

The committee is expected to audit the said buildings and establish their compliance in a move to help the menace of buildings collapsing.

Anallo stated that the audit will also be for building plans that have been approved and construction is yet to begin.

“I have ordered an audit of buildings constructed over the last 2 – years to establish their compliance. This audit will also audit building plans approved but for which construction is to commence.” He said.

This comes as detectives from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) are continuing with operations in Nairobi City County government as part of an ongoing investigation over fraud in the grant of approvals for development control in the City leading to compromised buildings.

Corrupt approvals have been the main cause of building collapse in the city as senior officials have been accused of taking bribes and paving the way for sub-standard buildings to be built.

 

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