Mombasa County stops construction of Sh1.8b Kenya Maritime Authority office

The Mombasa County government has halted the construction of a Sh1.8 billion Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) building.

County Secretary Francis Thoya Monday visited the construction site near Little Theatre Club in Mombasa and ordered that it be shut.

Mr Thoya asked the contractors to first accommodate tenants who were forced to vacate their houses.

The tenants at the residential houses near the construction site raised the alarm after a boundary wall collapsed and forced at least 12 families to vacate their houses for fear of being affected by the construction.