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Kariobangi Residents Languishing In Poverty Two Years On


Victims of the 2020 Kariobangi demolitions are still appealing for compensation two years after the inhumane demolitions.

The victims who lost property and even got injured during the demolitions that happened in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic claim that they are languishing in poverty two years on.

Kevin Mukoya who lost his leg during the demolitions claims that approximately 12 of them have died following trauma.

Mukoya says that he lost his leg after a tractor bulldozer fell on him when he was trying to salvage his property.

“I was injured when trying to salvage my property from my house. A tractor hit the wall and fell on me,” says Mukoya.

“I then fell unconscious after and was taken to the hospital at where I stayed for more than one month,” he says.

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Mukoya says that he was stuck at the Kenyatta National Hospital with hospital bills and was helped following a human rights organization.

His current biggest struggle is adopting to his new life as a disabled person.

“This is a situation I was not in. I am unfortunately here, without a source of income and a disability. Life that I am still adjusting to,” he says.

David Wanyoike Warui the leader of the residents has urged President William Ruto and the new Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja to come to their aid.


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