The demolition exercise to clear the Nairobi River and its tributaries of illegal structures has been and will be an ongoing exercise. This is an inter-ministerial and multiagency activity under the Nairobi Regeneration Initiative.
We urge all those who have encroached on the riparian reserves in contravention of the Environment Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) to move back to the legal setback distance stipulated in law or/as stated, as a condition in the EIA licence where this has been issued. This activity will continue for facilities where the notices issued have lapsed and at a cost to the proponent of these structures.
The Authority’s mandate is to ensure a clean, healthy and sustainable environment for all.