Nairobi demolitions to continue Sonko warns land grabbers

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko. He has warned all those occupying public land to vacate. PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is going after everyone who has grabbed public land in Nairobi including Lang’ata primary school.

Through his social media pages, Sonko warned all those occupying public land illegally, saying that he would rather be a one term governor than entertain grabbers.

“Better be a one term Governor and leave a legacy than entertain grabbing of public land/utilities,” said Governor Sonko.

The governor also warned County and NEMA officials who conspired with land grabbers to approve buildings in public lands or utilities.

“Further note that any COUNTY/NEMA official who conspired with grabbers to approve building plans on public utilities will also be prosecuted alongside the said suspected grabbers,” added Sonko.

Among lands that Sonko mentioned are; Lang’ata primary school land, grabbed Pumwani Hospital expansion structures, proposed land for Gigiri & Ruaraka firestations, St. Catherine primary school land, Buruburu girls school land and grabbed land reserved for South C market.

Sonko asked all those illegally occupying public lands, including grabbed lands in estates reserved for playgrounds, to remove their valuables before the demolitions.

Several buildings seating on riparian land have been demolished in the city with the latest one being South End Mall in Lang’ata.

The governor said his property in Buruburu will be demolished.