Former Embakasi East MP John Ogutu Omondi wants the Nyumba Kumi initiative legalized in order to reduce incidences of terror attacks in the Country.
Speaking yesterday while addressing staff of Trade Winds Aviation at JKIA, the ex- MP said that he is drafting a bill to take to parliament.
Omondi said that in the bill, he is proposing that all estates in the country adopt the Nyumba Kumi initiative.
He said the bill is as a result of learning that the terrorists who attacked the Dusit Hotel last week had rented a house and lived in- in Mucatha estate in Ruaka , Kiambu.
He added that all landlords should be compelled to ask tenants to produce copies of all their identification documents which should then be digitized and stored by the local administration.
The MP said that the Nyumba Kumi initiative where each tenant is supposed to know at least 10 of his fellow tenants has not effectively worked because it hasn’t been enacted into a law.
He added that in the bill, he is proposing that each sub county which is equivalent of a constituency should have a Nyumba Kumi office headed by a chairperson.
Omondi said that the office of the Nyumba Kumi chairperson should have digital register of all landlords and tenants.
“If you go to Tanzania, they are very serious with Nyumba Kumi. You can’t just walk around if you are a visitor without the authorities knowing. We should ensure this initiative works so that we get to know who the wrong people in society are,” he said.
During the Dusit attack, at least 21 people lost their lives.
The EX-MP also lauded the Kenyan security forces for saving hundreds of people at Dusit Hotel.