– The governor said the land on James Gichuru Road in Lavington was meant for a public library
– He noted the plot was allocated to Nairobi City Council by late President Jomo Kenyatta in 1972
– The land was then reportedly transferred to Riverbank Plaza associated with ex-Nairobi city council staff
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has ordered Subru Motors to vacate with immediate effect its premises on James Gichuru Road in Lavington, claiming the plot on which the motor company sits belonged to the county.
Sonko warned no stone would be left unturned in the fight against impunity and corruption and felt sorry that Subru Motors was also duped by a rogue former Nairobi city council worker.
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In a press statement shared with the public on Facebook, Sonko revealed plot LR. NO. 3734/843 on which Subru erected its motor shop was allocated to the City Council of Nairobi in 1972 by the late President Jomo Kenyatta.
“The land where Subru Motors stands LR. NO. 3734/843 was allocated to the City Council of Nairobi by then President of the Republic of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta on 1/3/1972 for a lease period of 99 years,” the governor noted in the statesmen seen by TUKO.co.ke on Thursday, August 16.
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The governor further revealed the Lavington plot was reserved for construction of a public library but was irregularly transferred to Riverbank Plaza Ltd, a company associated with a former senior city council staff.
“We have already issued a notice to Subru Motors to vacate the land with immediate effect. Let me also conclude by confirming that the proprietor of Subru Motors is a good friend to both HE the President and myself but because we have declared to fight impunity, we are sorry for him that we shall not mix friendship with this big fight,” Sonko said.
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The national government in collaboration with the county government of Nairobi embarked on a demolition spree targeting some 4,000 properties said to have been built on public land.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on August 12 warned the demolition exercise would not spare anyone, regardless of who they were in the society.
“No matter how much money you have, no matter how many people in high offices you know, we will not be prevented from achieving our dreams because of impunity,” he said.
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