Private Developer Blocks Entrance to Central Police Station in Nairobi

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Private Developer Blocks Entrance to Central Police Station in Nairobi

A private developer has been put on the spot after blocking the entrance to the popular Central Police Station.

The developer has constructed a building on a parcel of land meant for an access road to the station from Kijabe Street.

The four-storey building has blocked police officers from using the gate along Kijabe Street.

Entrance to Central Police Station along Harry Thuku Road

Central OCPD Robinson Thuku indicated the gate was erected for use by the officers, their families and other guests visiting the station.

This is a police line gate but now we cannot use it because of this building.

The gate currently (on Harry Thuku Road) is not meant for families and other visitors. They are supposed to use the one on Kijabe Street,” he told the Star.

Thuku further stated he wants the building demolished.

National Buildings Inspectorate secretary Moses Nyakiongora mentioned they were trying to establish how the developer was allocated the land.

In the next two weeks, we will make a decision on its status and whether it should be demolished,” he remarked.

In August, City Hall declared the building ‘illegal’ citing it stands on a road reserve.

The county also refused to issue an occupation certificate for the building in 2005 after it established the structure was put up on a road reserve.

In the recent past, Nairobi regeneration team has been demolishing structures constructed on restricted areas in various parts of the city.

Some of the structures include Taj Mall, Southend Mall and Ukay Centre.

Demolition of Airgate Centre, Formerly Taj Mall

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