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Over 1,400 buildings in Nairobi marked as dangerous and unsafe for occupation

Over 1,400 buildings in Nairobi marked as dangerous and unsafe for occupation

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Over 388 buildings in Huruma estate in Mathare Constituency in Nairobi have been marked as very dangerous by the National Buildings Inspectorate.

Moses Nyakiongera of the National Buildings Inspectorate says another 323 are also unsafe and contractors exceeded  the number of floors required.

Thika Road follows closely with 85 buildings marked as very dangerous and 147 marked as unsafe. Pipeline Estate has 65 very dangerous  buildings and 96 marked as unsafe.

The Buildings Inspectorate conducted an audit on over 4000 buildings and recommended immediate testing of 185 buildings.

The report has been forwarded to the county government of Nairobi , National Construction Authority and affected landlords  for possible demolition.

Last year about 45 tenants lost their lives when a building collapsed in Huruma slums.

 

 

 

 

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