The National Construction Authority (NCA) today shut down 17 construction sites in Thika for flouting building regulations. The developers had neither secured the unfinished buildings nor provided protective gear to its construction workers. The NCA inspectors further said that the buildings too had not met the requirements as stipulated in their registration forms.

“We had them go through our rules and regulations before they were registered and from our observation in Thika most of the contractors haven’t met these requirements in their construction sites,”  Isaiah Achini, the head of the team of 13 inspectors said.
He said that most construction sites in Thika Town lacked signboards which was aginst the rules of construction. Signboards, he said should show the construction firms undertaking construction activities on the site to enable them monitor buildings under construction by following those liable.

The building owners have 14 days to comply with the regulations or be taken to court.
The crackdown moves to Ruiru, Juja, Kiambu and Lari sub-counties according to the team.