Angry Kariobangi Residents Engage Police In Running Battles

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 BY ALLAN OTIENO

Angry Kariobangi, Korogocho residents engaged the police  overseeing  demolitions in the area  in running battles for the better part of Friday morning following  a move by the police to block  trucks ferrying food from accessing  the Korogocho Market.

The lorries were blocked at the entry of the slum market   at Kariobangi Round About igniting the  the demonstrations by the agitated  residents.

‘‘They  demolished our stalls in Nyayo market and they are now blocking lorries from accessing the entire Korogocho market …this is uncalled for… we shall not allow this. We must eat ..some of our families are still sleeping in the cold after they demolished our  houses too,’’ they  lamented.

The residents  have also condemned the on-going demolitions claiming that they  were not given proper notification to vacate.

“They didn’t give us proper notice we only heard the announcement through the chief. They have threatened to demolish everything should we refuse to comply..I have children I don’t have money to  to move into a different house and the Coronavirus is also here with us,” one of the residents told Ghetto Radio News.

Close  to 200 families are stranded and sleeping in the cold with no food as they grapple to get new settlement.

Meanwhile area MCA Maina Njoka who was arrested on Wednesday  has faulted the government over the demolition notice saying that the land was rightfully sold to the residents.

“The president should look into this matter we have titles here. This was an agreement that was passed by county assembly and nobody should be evicted. They should be fighting Coronavirus not their people,”Maina stated.

 

 

 

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