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Matiang’i pushes for laws to curb slums near Konza

An impression of the Konza Tochnopolis Park in Malili, Machakos. FILE
An impression of the Konza Tochnopolis Park in Malili, Machakos. FILE  

Three counties near Konza Technology City will have uniform bylaws to prevent informal settlements within a 10-kilometre radius of the project, ICT Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i has said.

Dr Matiang’i said Makueni, Machakos and Kajiado counties will have uniform bylaws to prevent slums which would undermine the international investors’ appeal.

“The bylaws are aimed at preventing the proliferation of informal settlements near the 5,000-acre park and set standards which should be adhered to by investors outside the Konza City,” said Dr Matiang’i.

He was speaking on Tuesday during a tour of the site together with the governors of the three counties — Kivutha Kibwana (Makueni), Alfred Mutua (Machakos) and David Nkedianye (Kajiado). The governors agreed to the common bylaws.

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