Nairobi Metropolitan Service director general Mohammed Badi on Monday stopped construction along 3rd Parklands Avenue by a developer accused of grabbing public land. Workers at the site fled when Badi, accompanied by area MCA Jayendra Malde, Westlands MP Timothy Wanyonyi and police arrived at the site.
Badi said construction of a public hospital will begin at the site soon, which a developer had been building high-rise apartments on.
Lobby groups had in April protested against construction of apartments, saying a public medical facility was supposed to be on built on the site.
“Hapa sasa ni kwenu (this is now your place),” he told residents who had gathered at the entrance of the site.
This comes as Environment CS Keriako Tobiko on Monday said the government will not negotiate repossession of illegally acquired land inside Ngong Forest.