In Summary:

  • Gikomba traders move to court to stop the ongoing demolition.
  • They say that the government is insensitive and have no feelings to them

Gikomba traders whose stalls were demolished have moved to court to challenge the said actions by the government.

They want the court to stop the said demolition.

“Once there’s injunction the court stops but if there’s no injunction the government takes its time,” lawyer representing the traders Danstan Omari said

They say that the government has thick skin and has no feelings to them .

Government directed structures built on riparian land to be demolished.

In an amended application the traders say that they have approached the court for orders to cushion them from an imminent violation of their human rights.

“The plaintiff are on the verge of being evicted from their residential/business premises,”reads court papers

They have named the Nairobi County Government as respondent in the case.

“They have been paying taxes and rates and we have genuine license,they have operated in the said area for year,” Omari said.

“We have been told to file submissions then we get a ruling date ,we hope the court will stop the demolition”

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