Kisumu to Adopt Washington DC’s Model, Governor Anyang Nyong’o Says
Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has revealed plans to have Kisumu borrow from Washington, DC’s model on the construction of buildings and plan.
Nyong’o said the county is contemplating banning all buildings that rise above 10 storeys. This plan, the Governor said, would protect residents of the lakeside city from adverse effects of natural catastrophes witnessed in different parts of the world in recent years.
“We may adopt a policy that no house or apartment should be higher than 10 storeys in Kisumu. For good reasons, because the world is experiencing a lot of natural catastrophes.”
“China is already regretting. It is reviewing its plans of high-rise apartments of 89 storeys and above,” the Governor said.
For this reason, the county has contracted an international firm to conduct geophysical mapping and survey of the city before deciding to implement the policy.
“The contract was awarded last week. Two companies of international repute will do this so that we have a good plan and zoning for the city.”
“Our feeling is that we should have a policy like Washington, DC and we shall consult the public on this,” he stated.