Engage Us Fully Before Demolishing Our Houses, Ziwani Residents Tell NMS

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Ziwani residents have now called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services to conduct a thorough public participation before commencing the urban renewal housing project in the area.

The residents are however, in agreement with NMS that the project was long overdue.

In public participation forum conducted today at Kariokor Social Hall, the concern raised by many resident is on the compensation.

Many feel that what was given to Jivanjee residents was not enough to help them resettle, something that has raised eye brows among Ziwani residents.
‘‘This is the first public participation.. what we want to ask the NMS is that the engagement should be continuous and every step should be made public so that nobody is caught in a dilemma when houses are being demolished,” they said.
Yesterday public participation exercise was cut short at Woodley, tenants saying the procedure was not followed by the NMS.
Last week, NMS called for views from tenants of county rental houses to be effected by the planned redevelopment of 10 old Nairobi County estates with public participation to begin Monday, February 8, 2021 at Joseph Kang’ethe Social Hall in Woodley.

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