The construction industry is a major part of Kenya’s economy. Nairobi, being the capital city, is experiencing rapid growth and development, leading to an increase in construction projects. However, ensuring effective construction management and safety practices remains a significant challenge.

This problem statement focuses on the unique circumstances of Nairobi County and seeks to pinpoint and shortcoming in existing regulation. Nairobi County and Kenya as a large lacks a standard tool that dictates how sites should be managed. This opens up room for different interpretations of the law which could be detrimental in regard to safety. In relation to safety on construction sites, the Government of Kenya (GoK) has proven ineffective in policy formation and enforcement of already existing policies. When these incidences occur, rarely is anyone held accountable let alone arrested or prosecuted. The NCA has been mandated to ensure compliance on site but it lacks capacity to enforce the policies set in place. These shortcomings have led to an increase in accidents. The result, maiming and in even worse cases, fatalities. Unfortunately, as aforementioned, the demographic most affected is the youth, many of whom are the breadwinners in their families.
This case study aims to analyze the gaps in the existing guidelines and come up with a guideline
that will bridge said gaps. The matter of safety precautions taken in construction sites and issues
that compromise the safety standards on site shall also be considered.

Degree Program
Project Supervisor
Dr. Simpson N. Osano
Student Name
Wambaa Winnie Gathoni, F16/1254/2018