Nairobi Estates with most dangerous buildings

Nairobi Estates with most dangerous buildings
Section of Umoja Estate

The National Construction Authority (NCA) has discovered more than 650 buildings across the country inappropriate for a human stay, highlighting inadequate safety standards in Kenya’s flourishing real estate sector.

Huruma estate in Nairobi tops the list of areas with the dangerous building, having been discovered to have 388 such buildings, followed by Thika Road’s 85 and Pipeline’s 65.

Additional city estates with structurally unstable buildings include Babadogo (38), Dagoretti (16), Umoja (18), Nairobi West (9) and South B (5).

Here is the list in a nutshell;

1. Huruma

2. Thika Road

3. Pipeline

4. Baba Dogo

5. Dagoretti

6. Umoja

7. Nairobi West

8. South B

The majority of the over 4,879 buildings that were examined and found to be structurally weak are in Kisii, Kitui, Nairobi and Athi River.

The Buildings Inspectorate carried out the audits in high-risk towns, including Kisumu, Kisii and Mombasa following a recent increase in the collapse of buildings.

Some of the deficiencies flagged in the buildings incorporate structural weakness, uneven staircases, poor ventilation, poor workmanship and lack of professional supervision.

The audit records 826 buildings are unsafe and require some repairs before being declared safe for human occupation.

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