Illegal structures next to Muthaiga Police Station demolished – PHOTOS
Traders on Friday morning watched helplessly as their structures situated along Kiambu Road next to Muthaiga Police Station were brought down by Nairobi City officers.
According to Nairobi County, the more than a dozen illegal structures were a cause of insecurity and also built on a reserve road.
The owners of the structures said they had been notified to either move out or have their structures brought down.
But some of the affected traders cried foul saying the structures were put up by the county government.
Denying the claims City Hall deputy director of enforcement Mr Peter Mbaya said they will continue to bring down all structures that have been put up illegally.
“The traders knew they had acted against the law hence they did not fight back when we were demolishing the structures. They showed a positive attitude towards the operations,” said Mbaya.
He also warned those who have built or encroached on road reserves and built on the pedestrian pavement to bring down their structures before they are demolished by the city officers.