Government kicks off demolition of Kibra structures
The Kenya Urban Roads Authority has began the demolition of structures on road reserves to pave way for the construction of a link road between Ngong Road and Langata Road.
Heavy security was deployed in the area to oversee the demolition process.
Some residents had however started moving their belongings following the expiry of the demolition notice.
Article 40(4) of the Constitution of Kenya provides a framework for the humane and dignified resettlement of the people.
Political leaders in Kibra constituency on Friday called on the government to ensure only affected individuals in the on-going Kibra demolition are compensated.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News Lindi ward Member of county assembly Jairus Omaya Kase says they have been kept away from the whole process raising eye brows on the transparency.
He further asked KURA and KENHA to ensure their youths are given the first job priorities in the construction sites of the controversial road.
According to him they will not allow any ‘outsider’’ to block the area youths from getting jobs.