On Wednesday the 29th of July, Nairobi Metropolitan Service Director General Major Muhammad Badi came out to the public and 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.
As they were charged by the president Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure the nation's capital, has it's functions restored as well as smooth operations. This being part of their agenda having just recently completed their 100 days of work and delivering to Nairobians since it's formation.Through this act the NMS seeks to order all buildings in the county to be repainted within a 60 days timeframe.
The Metropolitan Director General Maj. Gen. Mohammed Badi said colors to be applied shall be as originally approved and any changes to the same must be approved by NMS.
Stating further to Nairobians that upon expiry of this notice, those not compliant shall be held liable to prosecution under relevant sections of the Public Health Act.
Major Badi also took to inviting those who are interested in taking part in enhancing aesthetic conditions of streets, building frontages, pavements, walkways and green areas to submit their applications within the next 14 days.
Maj. Gen. Badi said 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.
This move has also been witnessed in the coastal county where owners of residential and commercial buildings in Mombasa’s Central Business District had been ordered to paint their premises.
In a notice, the county government had directed that all buildings be painted white with blue (Egyptian shade blue) border.
The owners were given 14 days to comply.
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