Subject: Assessment and report of all the riparian lands in the County and their development status

             THAT, aware that a number of riparian lands in the County have been grabbed and developed without proper approval; FURTHER AWARE that a number of Members of the County Assembly have raised issues on grabbing of riparian lands by private developers; APPRECIATING that healthy riparian vegetation helps to reduce stream bank erosion and maintain stable stream channel geomorphology; FURTHER APPRECIATING that a number of interventions had been initiated by various actors like The National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and the previous County Administration in a move that appeared a little too late; DISTURBED that a number of unfit establishments and story buildings in the County have encroached the reserved riparian lands, attracting devastating disasters like collapse of buildings leading to loss of lives and property; FURTHER DISTURBED that the level of encroachment on the riparian lands has seen the County experience flash floods and clogging of drainage systems in major parts of the County, this Assembly RESOLVES that the County Executive moves with speed and conduct an assessment of all the riparian lands in the County and forward a comprehensive report of the riparian lands and their development status within 60 days.
Notice of Motion 18th April, 2018
Mover Hon. David Ayoi, MCA
Seconder Hon. Jayendra Malde, MCA.
Division None
Dates Debated and/or Concluded 7th June, 2018
Remarks Adopted.
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