MATOPENI SLUMS RESIDENTS PROTEST LOOMING EVICTION

Residents of Matopeni slums in Starehe Constituency are protesting an eviction notice issued to them by the government.

The residents claim that the eviction will render them homeless since they have nowhere to go during this harsh economic period.

“We have known this place as our home for so many years, we have raised our children here. Where do they want us to go?” posed a resident.

“It is also unfortunate that the people who want to evict us have refused to meet us to discuss compensation as enshrined in the law,” they lamented to the chief during a meeting.

A notice seen by Ghetto Radio states that a section of the slum is sitting on a road reserve.

They have also lamented against the selective eviction that will see a private developer who has put up a huge building on the same piece of land spared.

“Thi private developer should be the first one to go because he even demolished a church that was here to set up his building. Him being spared is a classic case of selective demolition.”

The residents have attempted to convene a meeting with the Kenya Urban Renewal officials to no success. The officials failed to show up to the meeting last week.