South End Mall demolished in Nairobi


South End Mall in Nairobi.
South End Mall in Nairobi. Photo/SAMMY RAMTU

In Summary

  • On Monday, NEMA demolished Java House, Kileleshwa alongside Shell Petrol Station that were built adjacent to Nairobi River.
  • South End Mall is among thousands of buildings in the capital city that were also marked for demolition.

The National Environment Management Authority has finally demolished the South End Mall after years of public uproar.

South End Mall was built at the junction of Mbagathi Way and Langata Road after a prolonged tussle between the government and businessmen over encroachment of Ngong River.

According to NEMA, the demolitions are part of efforts to reclaim riparian land, meaning that more buildings constructed on wetlands or near rivers and streams will be brought down.

On Monday, the Authority demolished Java House, Kileleshwa alongside Shell Petrol Station that were built adjacent to Nairobi River.

South End Mall is among thousands of buildings marked for demolition, for being illegally built on riparian land which Article 67 of the Constitution states is public land.

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