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Kenya: prison for owners of incomplete buildings

New rules in the kenyan land and planning sector

09-09-2019 by redazione

Up to five years in prison plus financial penalties for those who do not finish construction of buildings started.
This is one of the new laws announced by Land Minister Farida Karoney in recent days, to punish the wild construction in Kenya. For some time now, there has been a law in the country that obliges owners of building land to submit a construction project within three years of the acquisition of the land. But now there are also obligations for the duration of construction work on the site: if within five years the project is not completed or is left to itself, as appears in many "monsters" now present in Kenya, the owner can be charged and risks up to five years in prison. Not only that: from now on it will not be possible to open a business in a partially built building, nor to reside there.
The government will delegate the relevant ministry of each county to enforce these rules and other minor ones concerning the certifications of the environmental authority for impact (NEMA), buildings near national monuments and more.
This is considered the first step towards a law, which was also announced two years ago by the Minister of Tourism Najib Balala, for which all latent buildings that have not been completed and that have been left in ruins, for disputes or other reasons, after receiving an ultimatum (yet to be decided the time available) could be requirements by the Government and demolished and the land seized and auctioned back.

 

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