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All buildings in Nairobi to be repainted within two months

All buildings in Nairobi to be repainted within two months

The Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director-General, Major General Mohammed Badi has ordered that all buildings within Nairobi County be repainted within 60 days.

Colours that will be used on the buildings will be as originally officiated.

“Upon expiry of this notice, those not compliant shall be liable to prosecution under relevant sections of the Public Health Act,” he said.

The DG cited the Public Health Act Cap 242 Section 118 (b) on maintaining buildings clean and Cap 242 Section 118 (c) on roads, pavements and other forms of appurtenances, reports on a local digital news outlet, Citizen Digital.

Interested parties have been invited to take part in beautifying social amenities in the County.

The project will be to repair, refurbish or reconstruct pavements and walkways within the Central Business District, Upper Hill, Westlands, Ngara and all sub-counties.

In the 2020/21 budget, NMS was allocated Ksh26.4 billion by the National Treasury for its services in the County.

In three unsuccessful attempts, however, a similar order was given by Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko.

In mid-July 2017, property owners within the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD) were given two weeks to repaint and redecorate their premises or face legal action.

Governor Sonko, had warned that action would be taken against individuals who fail to comply with the order.

“County laws require that property owners repaint their premises after every two years to maintain health and quality standards and so those who have not complied with the by-laws should do so before we start taking action,” said Mr Sonko at the time.

He issued the similar order in December 2018 for all buildings within Nairobi CBD to be repainted during the festive season.

Nonetheless, June 30 marked NMS’s 100 days of service in Nairobi County and was hailed by President Kenyatta for its efforts in improving service delivery in Nairobi and its catchment and whether the NMS order will come to sail remains to be seen.

The President expressed satisfaction with the progress made by NMS in implementing the directives he gave to the new agency at its launch in March this year.

“I issued several directives to NMS to achieve within the 100 days, which period ended on Saturday, 28th, June this year. The directives were aimed at enhancing service provision in the areas of waste collection and disposal, water and sanitation, housing and urban development, transport and public works. I am satisfied that the directives for the first 100 days have been implemented in earnest,” said the President.

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