Nairobi, Mombasa have highest number of illegal buildings
SEE ALSO :Where gangs impose ‘curfew’Already, the PS said that a total of 12,185 houses in different parts of the country have been audited to ascertain their suitability for habitation. ''Out of the total number of houses audited, 57 which were condemned have been demolished and another 7,300 which have been put up on road reserves and railway reserves will also be brought down. ''This is a significantly huge number of houses and those involved in the initial planning of the houses from contractor , architects to physical planners ought to adhere strictly to set building codes. He insisted that the government has been forced to carry out demolitions owing to the fact that the contractors failed to follow right procedures when putting up the building and thus endangering lives of those who live in them. ''Some have even gone ahead and grabbed public land on where they have put up the structures,'' the PS who was accompanied by Mombasa County Commissioner, Evans Achoki said.