NEMA and Courts Halt Non- Compliant Projects in Syokimau
The Environment Committee of Syokimau Residents Association led by Team Leader Mr. John Mutinda scored several victories in various petitions filed against developers flouting environmental regulations in Syokimau.
“We worked with the National Environment Management Authority to relocate Thermotec, an iron sheets manufacturer located on Community Road,’’
the committee’s Team Leader John Mutinda says.
“We also successfully prosecuted orange flats located on Katani Road.’’
Other interventions include arbitration of the Kingsgate effluent discharge modification, which had gone out of control on Mwananchi Road, stopping construction of a petrol station on Sabaki stream along Katani Road and stoppage of a non-NEMA licensed project by Rama Homes on Chaddy Road. Matters pending in court include
- Mfundi case on Mwananchi Road,(This has already been won by SRA at the National Environment Tribunal)
- Endmor Steel Company along (The case continues at the National Environment Tribunal)
- Joinven Investment on Katani Road (Case Ongoing at the National Environment Tribunal)
- Mo Sounds on Chaddy Road. (Case Continues)
In addition, the committee is currently looking into
- Sabaki River diversion at Starehe Boys Alumni ,owned plot along Gikawa Road.
- a project by Kasha Properties on Mwananchi Road
- Encroachment by 360 estate in to the River sabaki water way
- Springville estate Estate effluent discharge in to River Sabaki
- Proposed petrol station along Katani road inside Royal court.
“In General effluent discharge in the whole of Syokimau is becoming a huge challenge as new pollutants keep on coming up every other day and the residents resolve to keep fighting has never been bolder“,
John Mutinda says.