BY ALLAN OTIENO
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has suspended Planning chief Officer Justus Kathenge for flouting zoning and physical planning regulations acts.
The governor has also appointed Halake Waqo to replace Mr. Kathenge but in acting capacity.
According acting county secretary Lebo Morintat, Kathenge has been approving different building constructions in the city without observing zoning regulations .
‘‘We have Several buildings in Kilimani,Karen, Kileleshwa and Lavington brought up without adherence to zoning regulations this is uncalled for at it has given our county a bad image,we are even carrying out special audit of all buildings we shall not allow the same to continue.’’ Morintat said.
Meanwhile Nairobi county assembly Members of the Sectoral committee on Lands and Urban planning had earlier called for the demolition of all structures developed against the Zoning guidelines.
Committee chairman Antony Kiragu blamed some executive members for taking bribes to approve illegal constructions .
Extension of Ole Sereni Hotel along Mombasa road is on the committee radar.