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18 Mar
By: NGPU 0

County issues stop-order on house under construction over safety measures

The County Government of Nakuru has issued an evacuation notice to six families in Naka Estate after a building under construction was condemned by the National Construction Authority.

Although the families live in the building adjacent to the condemned one, County engineers noted that in case it collapses, the families will be affected.

Officers from the Department of Lands and Physical Planning, National Construction Authority and the County Enforcement unit led by Lands Chief Officer Ms Judyleah Waihenya visited the construction site today to assess it.

Ms Waihenya noted that one of the pillars had collapsed making the building likely to fall.

NCA Regional Officer Central Rift Mr Julius Muchiri said the developer had been issued a notice in February last year to suspend the building after NCA officers found structural issues with the building. However, no action was taken by the developer.

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12 Mar
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County, Police partner to end CBD traffic snarl-ups

Nakuru Municipal Board is committed to overseeing a smooth flow of traffic within the Municipality.

Municipal Manager Mr Gitau Thabanja today chaired a consultative meeting with Nakuru Traffic Base Commanders over concerns on rampant traffic snarl-ups in town.

The meeting was geared towards establishing long-lasting measures that would help address the overwhelmed persistent traffic congestion along with the Central Business District and some road sections in town.

Some of the challenges observed that contributed to increased traffic volumes include disregard of traffic laws by drivers, inadequate road capacity, few pedestrian crossways, smooth traffic barriers including bumps and faded zebra crossings.

The Manager however affirmed the Board’s commitment collaboratively with the relevant authorities to streamline the transport system to be efficient, effective and reliable to all even as the Municipality nears elevation to city status.

“Already, the administration has rolled out various projects tailored towards decongesting the town,” He noted.

They include rehabilitation of low volume sealed roads, construction of a modern bus park, installation of traffic lights along with the busy CBD, rehabilitation of the Railway line which will be interlinked with the construction of County bus terminus for smooth flow of traffic among other infrastructural upgrades.

Mr Thabanja further said that the Board under the leadership of H.E the Governor has announced plans to install Cctv cameras along with the major traffic hotspots and street furniture.

Additionally, the recruitment of more traffic marshalls will be very significant in solving the problem.
Also present in the meeting was the Acting Director of Roads Engineer Kariuki.

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