Workers Union vows to halt Ksh 5B skyscraper for Governors

Officials from the Kenya County Government Workers Union (KCGWU) will move to the high court, in an effort to stop the planned construction of the multi-billion Ugatuzi Towers. – By Gerald Gekara.

The tower, that saw its official ground breaking ceremony at the Hurlingam Site in 2020, will be the tallest building in Kenya in terms of occupancy.

The union and its general secretary Roba Duba said the board of trustees of the Local Authority Pension Trust (LapTrust) and County Pension Fund must be stopped from funding the multibillion venture.

The union argued that the project did not meet criterias for approval, citing lack of public participation.

“Public interest favour conserving the pension of workers from wastage and investment that contravenes the constitution. It will be against the public interest if retirees cannot access their pension due to the illegal investments arising from Ugatuzi Towers,” Mr Duba said.

The multi storey tower would topple the existing tallest building in Kenya, the 32-storey Britam Towers in Upper hill, Nairobi.