- The residents in a series of meetings vowed to move to court to have the Katulo Road community land given back to the community
- They claim that the space is a public land that had been set aside as a children’s playground.
Buruburu Phase 5 residents are currently fighting to reclaim a public land in the area allegedly grabbed by a private developer.
The residents in a series of meetings vowed to move to court to have the Katulo Road community land given back to the community.
They claim that the space is a public land that had been set aside as a children’s playground.
The meeting held on the 8th of April was attended by more than 60 Buruburu Phase 5 residents.
It resolved that they move forward with the court case in a bid to recover the grabbed land.
“We have come a long way in trying to secure our few public spaces and community playgrounds and we are not stopping anywhere anytime soon.The major challenge so far is raising funds for the court case ahead of us,the 3 plaintiffs representing the residents of Buruburu phase 5 had a sitting with the lawyer who will represent them,” said Gibson Waichari a resident of the area.
Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna has also raised the Buruburu Phase 5 land issue at the senate.
“Seeking a statement on the standing committee on Land, Environment and Natural Resources regarding illegal and irregular misallocation of public land in Buruburu Phase 5,” said Sifuna.
In 2013 the Phase 5 residents put up a perimeter wall and a gate on the playground in a bid to protect it from land grabbers.
They for some time held community sporting activities on the piece of land until it was taken by a landgrabber.