Bahati residents hold demonstrations against demolition notice
Bahati residents today morning held demonstrations against a verbal notice from the Kenya Urban, Rural Roads Authority (KURA) on demolition of their business premises.
Led by Bahati Residents Association Chairman, Stephen Maina the residents claim that the verbal notice that will potentially see them lose their kiosks, canteens and business joints is against the law.
The residents further claim that the road for construction in only 1 Kilometers and is not worth cost of livelihoods of hundreds of people in area.
“Hii barabara wanasema waki develop ni kama two killometers, watu 300 and above watakua affected na their lifehoods, wanalisha watoto na wanategeemea kazi zao,” said Maina one of the affected businessmen.
According to KURA, the demolition is set to be conducted on the 28th of this month.
“Watu hawajakataa barabara wanataka proper consultation and participation. Sisis wote tunataka maendeleo lakini tukue involved,” added Maina.
Bahati MCA, Mark Nd’ungu who joined the workers in the peaceful demonstrations, asked KURA to come up with a good plan and a strategy that will not affect businesses.
“Wamekiuka sheria za procurement kwa sababu saa hii tu naambiwa contracter ashaakua identified, amekua identified bila pulic participation,” said Nd’ung’u.
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