Association of Construction Managers of Kenya are now calling for immediate investigation and arrest of all government officers who approved buildings that are currently facing demolition.
Addressing the media the ACMK association chairman Nashon Okowa the on-going demolitions are uncalled for, as most of the ear marked buildings were approved by the same government agencies including the National environment management Authority and Water Resource Management Authority .
‘‘The officer who participated in issuance of these approvals should be brought to book so that we can address this rots once in the construction industry,’’ Okowa added.
According to Okowa the DCI intervention will unearth corrupt officials at government approval agencies that allow investors to develop properties in riparian lands.
The association has also called for compensation of the famous Tajmall and Southend Mall owners saying they had genuine approvals from the government to develop their properties.
‘‘Same officers from NEEMA giving approvals are coming back again claiming that the same buildings they approved are on a riparian land,what a country?’’ He lamented.
On Seefar apartments in Highrise they oppose its demolition saying its not in a riparian land.
NEMA and WARMA are on spot for issuing approvals for buildings in riparian lands something parliament through environmental committee want president Uhuru Kenyatta to address promptly.