Ruto hints at demolitions of tall buildings in Eastleigh, says govt wants to dignify Moi Airbase

President William Ruto has hinted at demolition of sky high buildings surrounding the Eastleigh Moi Air base, warning investors going against the height limits of dire consequences.

Putting the investors on notice, President Ruto says in partnership with the Nairobi city county, the national government is on a mission to reinstate the dignity of the airbase, 60 years on.

“Let me also commit that in discussions with the County of Nairobi, we will make sure that this facility does not lose its premier position,” the President said.

“All buildings that have been built beyond the heights that are provided for in law, we will work with Nairobi City County to make sure that all developers keep to the standards that we have agreed with the Kenya Air Force and Kenya Defence Forces,” Ruto said.

The President’s remarks come months after Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja announced that new buildings in parts of Nairobi, including Eastleigh Air Base, can now go up to 25 floors, following the easing of height restrictions.

Sakaja noted that the government’s decision to scrap height restrictions paved the way for taller buildings in some areas of the capital city.

This as he assured the air force of a dignified state of living noting that through the affordable housing program the govt will prioritize the wellbeing of the men in the skies

The head of state also noted that  at least 200 pilots are set to be trained yearly as part of an ambitious plan of increasing the human resource in the Kenya Airforce.

According to President WIlliam Ruto who presided over the 60th anniversary of the forces, the training will also seek to help foster regional security.

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