The familiar green Sany demolition tractor descended on the condemned six-storey building under construction in Kayole, Nairobi County on Friday.
The owner of the building, which had been earmarked for demolition, Caroline Wanjiru, was arrested by a multi-agency team led by City Hall officials for putting up the building without approvals.
The six-storey building had raised uproar with locals claiming it was unsafe.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has issued stern warning to people putting up buildings without genuine approvals.
“This morning a government multi-agency team led by Nairobi City County Government officials arrested the owner of a condemned seven-storey building in Kayole for building without necessary approvals and ignoring a demolition notice," said Governor Sonko.
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" All condemned buildings must all be brought down and necessary legal action taken in accordance to the law,” he added.
The owner of the building had been issued with a demolition notice on November 9 and also ordered to submit its structural integrity report within seven days.