Nairobi county government bulldozers which has so far got praises from some Kenyans especially in Nairobi for pulling down buildings constructed on wetlands has made it’s way to Nakumatt Ukay, hours after court declined to prevent it from demolition.
Information reaching exposeke.com indicate the high end mall was brought down in the early morning hours of Friday, August 10.
Ukay Nakumatt was among nine buildings and structures found to be on riparian land in a report by the National Environmental Management Authority dated June 26, 2018.
As per Nema, the buildings had been given a three-month notice, which expired on Sunday, August 5, after the launch of the regeneration plan to restore Nairobi city
Nakumatt UKAY goes down. These are indeed different times to be alive in Kenya. Things do change and the status quo should really really be worried! pic.twitter.com/6TbXLo0g7d
— juma 🇰🇪 (@jumaf3) August 10, 2018
So far, Shell petrol station and Java outlet in Kileleshwa, and Southend Mall have been demolished.
Prior reports by Exposeke.com indicated owners of the Ukay building moved to court on Thursday, August 9, claiming they had a legitimate fear the establishment, worth KSh 900 million is in imminent danger of illegal demolition.
They urged the court to issue conservatory orders restraining government agencies from interfering with the property until their case is heard and determined.
Justice Wilfrida Okwany, however, declined to issue the orders sought and instead directed the matter to be served to the respondents ahead of an inter party hearing on August 14.