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American-based Engineer Asks Govt to Demolish Controversial Parklands Building Before Disaster Strikes

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Nairobi Governor Johnston Sakaja has been urged to visit and inspect the ongoing construction of controversial multi-million residential apartments at City Park Drive off Limuru Road before disaster strikes again.

The appeal has been made by an american-based engineer who cast doubt on the strength of the building which has sparked talk from area residents for more than a year now.

The developer of the apartments is Sustainable Development Solutions on behalf of Ameey Homes Ltd.

A section of neighbors has continuously objected the ongoing development which prompted the works to be conducted at night despite there being orders from NEMA stopping the construction.

“This building is on a very steep gradient and whose architectural plans were drawn in Turkey but stamped by a Kenyan architect by the name Salcohm Studio,” he warned.

He added that the foundation on which the building has been constructed was not properly prepared.

”The land has no access to storm drainage and water from the ongoing rains is logging in the basement section and the developer is draining the stormwater at night through neighboring plots,” revealed.

The engineer also noted that the building was a ticking time bomb that needed to be rectified before further works continue.

Speaking at a Nairobi hotel, he shared his views on the state of houses under construction in Parklands and Westlands within Capital.

The building is constructed along plot number 209/7549 along the Taza lane in Nairobi sub-county.

This comes as the country continues debating the recent collapse of buildings in Nairobi and Kiambu, which has mostly been attributed to structural negligence.