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Deep Sea Residents Protest Eviction Notice, Vow to Stay Put


Residents of Deep Sea slums in Westlands have vowed not to vacate the area pending a case in court.

The residents say that investors have been salivating for the Deep Sea land for a long period of time using fake court injunctions, politicians and even the police.

Early this week the resident protested an eviction notice plugged in the area demanding that they vacate before 25th April 2022.

“We want to condemn the eviction notice that was issued. The notice is illegal we appealed an earlier order in court and the case is coming up to be heard on 4th July 2022. It therefore means that the eviction notice is unlawful because you cannot evict anyone if the matter is in Court. The perpetrators of the notice are not acting within the law,” David Otieno said.

Otieno has called on the government to intervene and ensure that no one is evicted until the case is heard and clear directions issued by the Court.

“We want the government to intervene and ensure that perpetrators of such illegal notice are brought to book furthermore we have been living there since 1964 .. up to now where were those claiming the land where were they all that time ?…we also want people stay firm. We shall not allow illegal demolitions and we must stay put,’’ Otieno said.

Last year October thousands of residents were left homeless after their structures were demolished to pave way for the construction of a new road.

According to the government, the demolitions which affected close to 25,000 people, was to pave way for the construction of 6th Parklands Avenue Road.

“It is not the first time they are doing this we have in battle field, government and land cartels are on our necks annual demolition is our song in Deep Sea very painful in deed,’’ Kevin Twala told Ghetto Radio.

By Allan Otieno