Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja has been fined Sh500, 000 after he failed to appear before the roads and housing committee yesterday.
The governor had been summoned to appear before the committee and shed light on the progress of regeneration projects across the estates of Nairobi.
Sakaja had been summoned by the committee to shed light on the progress of regeneration projects across city estates.
“Nairobi City County governor Sakaja Johnson fined Ksh. 500,000/- for failure to appear before the Senate Roads & Housing Committee to deliberate on Nairobi Regeneration Projects in City’s estates.” The Senate said in a statement on X.
The city governor is presently in Cape Town, South Africa, accompanied by officials of the Nairobi Water Company to “engage in a water reuse conversation together with other global cities.”
The Nairobi Regeneration Project entails constructing 40,000 affordable housing units across 13 Nairobi estates namely; Bahati, Bondeni, Buruburu, Embakasi, Huruma, Jericho, Kariobangi North, and Kariobangi South.
The other estates in the program include; Lumumba, Maringo, Suna Road Market, Woodley, and Ziwani.
Under this project, 9,000 housing units will be constructed in Bahati and an additional 4,000 will be built in Maringo.
The first phase of the project will see Ziwani, Bondeni, and Kariobangi North get 2,500, 700, and 2,250 new housing units respectively while a further 6,000 units will be built in Embakasi and Woodley estates while the second phase of the project, targeting the remaining city estates, will commence once the first stage is completed.
Governor Sakaja said the housing project will address the county’s housing deficit while at the same time, it will provide employment opportunities for youth.