Lavington Residents Reject Construction Of A Petrol Station

Residents of Nairobi’s Lavington suburb are at loggerheads with an investor who is developing a petrol station in the estate.

The residents are opposed to construction of the petrol station. They are asking Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja to revoke the construction licence on grounds that regulations were not followed.

The residents have since filed a case against the construction.

Lavington Residents
The Chairman of the Lavington Five Roads Union, Maina Ndirangu, claims the construction will have an adverse environmental impact on residents.

St. Austin’s School Principal Joseph Sambu says the petrol station’s location is likely to contaminate a school borehole.

The residents are blaming the Nairobi County government for granting permission for construction.

“I havent found one person who was approached and asked about the NEMA process. As far as we know, the public participation for NEMA did not happen, yet they have the NEMA licence, how did it happen?” Posed Mr. Ndirangu.

Mr. Sambu stated:

“We are objecting because we have boreholes around and the storage of that fuel underground is likely to contaminate our water.”

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