Kitisuru residents call on Sonko to demolish illegal businesses in the area

Sonko and Igathe
Nairobi Governor-elect, Mike Sonko, and Deputy Governor-elect, Polycarp Igathe, at a past event.

Residents of Kitisuru estate are now calling upon the Governor-elect of Nairobi, Mike Mbuvi Sonko, to intervene swiftly and close a carwash and bar setup that has been allegedly set up in the area illegally.

According to a letter sent to the office of the governor, Nairobi City County, the residents claim that the owners of the two businesses that have been erected at the junction of Kitisuru-Peponi Road around two months ago are unknown and pose a threat to the area.

The residents now say that “the commercial activities by unknown persons pose insecurity issues as thugs may use this location to monitor residents who enter and exit the estate at all times”.

They also argue that the carwash at the area will eventually lead to road accidents as motorists and other road users have been blocked as a result of vehicles which enter and exit after been served.

“The waste water from the bar and carwash is drained into the nearby Gethathuru River hence polluting it,” read the letter from the residents.

Additionally, they claim that other permanent structures are being constructed near the carwash, loud music played in the night, instructing the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) to also intervene.


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