In Summary
  • Ms Miloyo warned that the association will not hesitate to deregister any of their professionals involved in malpractice.
  • She said the association will come up with a framework to also tame quack architects.
  • Mr Nyakiongora urged the Judiciary to be efficient in prosecuting those found culpable.

The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) has accused the Judiciary of laxity in prosecuting developers, owners and architects responsible for collapse of buildings.

AAK President Emma Miloyo, while addressing journalists during the association’s annual convention at Pride Inn Paradise Beach Resort in Mombasa, said there are sufficient laws to govern the industry but the culture of impunity has proved to be a challenge in punishing those found culpable.

“What we are seeing is the culture of impunity. We need to put people to task. When buildings collapse, something has gone wrong. To date we have not seen anyone put in, not a developer [or] a professional. There is no way we are going to solve this problem if nobody is brought to book.

“The collapse of buildings in the recent past has been one of the challenges facing our industry. It is beyond professionals, it touches on the culture of impunity as a country. Weak legal and regulatory frameworks remain at the centre of the myriad of challenges we face as Kenya.” Ms Miloyo said.


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