Kshs.1,500 Fine Daily for Non-compliance to Repaint Buildings in Nairobi
Property owners in Nairobi will face a daily fine of Ksh1,500 if they fail to repaint their buildings within the two months’ period given out. This is to facilitate the ongoing beautification project in the capital city.
The notice was given last year in July but was later extended for one year. They will therefore be expected to have complied by September 2021.
Major General Badi, who is the Director-General for Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) said that the extension was given after business owners complained of economic hardship due to the covid-19 pandemic.
Buildings owned by the government and a few by private owners have been repainted. Badi said that Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), was instrumental in the coordination of repainting by private owners while Ministries took over repainting of their properties.
In the repainting, the buildings will have to maintain the originally approved colors by City Hall and in case of any changes the owner should seek authorization.
The Public Health Act Cap 242 and County by-laws require property owners within the city to repaint buildings after every two years.
In the year 2020 members of the county assembly passed a motion that authorizes the County government and NMS to reinforce repaint orders.
Edited by Pendo Setim