In Summary
  • The process is supposed to aid in further investigations which will be carried out to prosecute people who have approved the constructions.
  • Those who believe they have built on riparian land should present their approved documents and land titles to the same desk for verification.
  • Mr Owino reiterated that government officers involved in the approval of buildings in riparian lands will face prosecution.

National Police Service Spokesman Charles Owino has said that a special desk has been set up at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters to register concerns of those affected by the ongoing demolitions.

Mr Owino asked owners of the buildings that have been earmarked for demolition to present all their approval documents that they were granted by relevant government agencies before they commenced construction.

“It is only fair that you go to the multi-agency taskforce to present your papers and also to come to our desk and you will be told whether it is earmarked for demolition or not. The desk will be open on weekdays from 8am to 4pm,” said Mr Owino on Friday.

He said that the process is supposed to aid in further investigations which will be carried out to prosecute people who have approved the constructions with impunity and without regard to the rule of law.

AGREEMENT

“In the process one may come up with a very genuine agreement that may save your property. It is also good for the purpose of your own personal defence,” he said.

Mr Owino also asked owners of buildings that have not been marked for demolition but believe they are built on riparian land should present their approved documents and land titles to the same desk for verification.

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