Uasin Gishu stops build­ing morgue in El­doret es­tate

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

The Uasin Gishu govern­ment has sus­pended con­struc­tion of a mor­tu­ary within an es­tate on the out­skirts of El­doret town after residents protested against it last week.

On Monday, de­vel­oper, prop­erty own­ers, some residents and county lands of­fi­cers held a three-hour meet­ing to re­solve the stand­off. Phys­i­cal Plan­ning CEC Robert Ngisirei di­rected that the con­struc­tion be halted, pend­ing pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact as­sess­ment.

The county com­mit­tee had ini­tially ap­proved the project, but residents said they were not con­sulted. “All par­ties have agreed that pub­lic par­tic­i­pa­tion be car­ried out first. That’s why we have stopped the project,” Ngisirei said.

Hun­dreds of protesting residents crit­i­cised the county for al­low­ing con­struc­tion of a morgue in a res­i­den­tial area. They warned the county to act, or else they will pull it down.

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