Sakaja Responds After Uproar Over Proposal to Raise Floor Limit for Buildings to 75 In Nairobi

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Sakaja Responds After Uproar Over Proposal to Raise Floor Limit for Buildings to 75 In Nairobi

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has supported a drive to revise the floor restriction for residential projects in Nairobi County, citing the expanding population and limited space.

On Tuesday, March 26, Sakaja revealed that the 75 restriction had been proposed during the unveiling of a hotel at the Global Trade Centre (GTC) in Westlands, but clarified that it would only apply to particular zones within the city.

He mentioned that some city residents have expressed concern over the shift, specifically regarding how basic infrastructure such as sewage and transit systems would be affected.

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Sakaja responded by explaining that the additional floor limit will be implemented concurrently with the expansion of the current infrastructure to ensure that residents were not impacted.

The proposal for new floor limitations has been tabled before the County Assembly for deliberation.

“When I was with the President on Sunday and I mentioned that we can only go up, I saw a little bit of hue and cry because people are concerned about the public infrastructure. I want to confirm and clarify that our development policy and zoning framework that we have taken to our assembly allow up to 75 floors in certain areas.

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“I am glad that the competent infrastructure needed which is the sewerage, water and traffic is coming in toe. We will make Nairobi work and make it take its rightful place as the jewel of this continent,” he stated.

Sakaja said on Sunday that the government planned to modify Nairobi’s floor limit. He mentioned that the limit for estates near airports will be 25.

In contrast, the current proposal allows developers in other residential neighbourhoods to build up to 75 stories.

At the time, he argued that the study was required due to the expanding population and need for housing, and that President William Ruto had already supported the proposal.

“Nairobi is 696 square Kilometres, in 2050 the population will be 10.5 Million people and since we can’t expand the city, the only way to go is up,” he stated.

Following the findings, some people expressed concern that the relocation would be detrimental if the government failed to address existing water and traffic issues.

Others proposed that the government improve the transport infrastructure within the Nairobi metropolitan so that individuals might reside in satellite towns while working in Nairobi.

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Sakaja Responds After Uproar Over Proposal to Raise Floor Limit for Buildings to 75 In Nairobi

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