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Uhuru Okays Punishment Of Officials Approving Construction Of Property On Riparian Land

The government will continue to demolish properties sitting on riparian lands and punish those who approved their construction, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Speaking at the inauguration of the Prism Towers, the head of state said that his government is “doing everything to discourage corruption.”

“It is possible to do clean business in Kenya, this is what we want to encourage,” Uhuru noted.

This comes after a multi-agency task force of the Nairobi River regeneration brought down the Sh1 billion South End mall owned by former Bobasi MP Stephen Manoti.

Also marked for demolition is Westgate Mall, Taj Mall.

On Wednesday, owners of the Sh900 million Ukay Centre that houses Nakumatt moved to court to stop the state from demolishing it.

“…seeking conservatory orders to restrain the respondents herein by themselves, agents, servants or employees or any other government department, local authority, statutory body or agency from alienating, demolishing or in any manner interfering with the petitioner’s quiet possession of their property commonly known as Ukay Center,” the application filed under certificate of urgency read.

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Earlier on in the day, Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko put on notice public land grabbers asking them to vacate the premises effective immediately.

The governor will be among those who will lose prime plots as well as nominated MP Maina Kamanda.

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