Demolitions of illegal structures in Eldoret town will proceed, the County Government of Uasin Gishu has maintained.
The exercise will see buildings on riparian land and road reserves brought down by Nema.
Uasin gishu County ICT, Trade and Industrialization Executive Dr Emily Kogos said that they were acting within the law adding that the exercise is meant to pave way for Eldoret Town to attain city status.
“Eldoret Town is headed to attaining city status in the near future. For this to come to reality, we have certain conditions that need to be met like making sure that all our buildings in the town follow fiscal plans. Our streets should also be visible,” said Dr Kogos.
Already, the authority has identified 27 structures that would be demolished in a move aimed at preparing the town to meet city status.
Last week on Friday, Nema demolished ten houses believed to be on the road reserves.
Meanwhile footwear trader, City Walk has opened a new branch in Eldoret town.
Speaking to media, Aashna Sheriff – CEO City Walk said that the newly opened shop in Eldoret is their 25th brand in the country.
“We chose Eldoret because of our customer demand owing to the fact that this is an athletic hub and we specialise more in sportswear. Apart from the athletes we are also targeting young people,” said Aashna.