A couple of property owners in the Nairobi CBD have responded to an order by Sonko to repaint their buildings.
Sonko’s administration issued the order last month giving property owners a two-week ultimatum to repaint their premises or face legal action. This was the third directive this year, as Sonko’s previous orders in January and May seemed to fall on deaf ears.
However, Sonko on Wednesday was pleased to see some owners taking the order seriously. He took to his popular Facebook page to share photos of some of the buildings that have received a fresh paint job.
“Last month, we ordered all property owners within the CBD to have their buildings repainted as per the Public Health Cap 2 42 and County by-laws that requires them to do so after every two years. We also gave them blanket approval to improve all their frontages with legitimate concrete blocks. Today, l am happy to see some owners taking the order seriously by repainting their buildings,” posted Sonko.
The governor further warned that property owners who will not have complied before the deadline will have their buildings closed.
“Once the 21-day notice lapses, all property owners who will not have complied will have their buildings shut down and rendered inaccessible. My desire is to see the town clean and we must have smart buildings,” said Sonko.
Adding, “Kwanza hizo buildings ziko Haile Sellasie near OTC na karibu hapo kwa Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and opposite Wakulima market, you must repaint those buildings.”
Check out photos of the repainted buildings below.