Yesterday we met Ms. Muthoni Nyagothie, who had spent the night in the cold with her two kids. Ms.Muthoni, a resident of Kariobangi, complained about the injustices, citing that this is not what they expected having voted for the Jubilee government way back in 2013. The infuriated Ms. Muthoni claimed that she genuinely bought the land from … Nairobi City council and was even issued with an allotment letter, which she provided as evidence.
Despite an injunction to stop the demolitions, the exercise still went on under tight security as the government was determined to reclaim grabbed land that belongs to the Nairobi Sewerage and water Company.
The exercise started last month with demolitions at Ruai, which the government believes is grabbed.
Hon. Julius Maina, MCA for Kariobangi, addressing the residents, was disappointed by what the government had done, regretting and feeling ashamed of being a Jubilee Elected leader.
Hon. James Gakuya, MP, wondered why the government would evict people from houses at this time when moving out of the City has been restricted, adding that the houses were not going anywhere!
He later asked the residents to stay calm as the situation will be sorted and gave them Ksh. 3,000 to rent a house for the month besides maize flour and other foodstuffs.
Mr. Oleges asked where the government was and why they had allowed the resident to build.
Speaking via his Facebook post, Mr. Habib Omar, the Coordinator Kariobangi Justice Centre, condemned the actions citing that the government should stop playing politics with this issue as it is doing it selectively.
Some residents of Kariobangi were against the MCA and MP for siding with the residents, citing that the land belonged to Nairobi Water company and they should condemn the issue ruthlessly!
For the last two years, the government has been on the campaign to deal with cartels whom even the president and Nairobi Governor admitted of frustrating their efforts in the Capital City.
The big question on everyone is, who is this cartel!
Can a land be bought and developed without the administration’s knowledge?
Before any land is purchased, the ministry must be aware of issuing transfer documents, and before the construction starts, the County must issue permits and approvals for the same!
Our efforts to reach the area ward Administrator was an exercise in futility as he did answer his phone or respond to messages!