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Nairobi’s Jevanjee Estate Residents Regret Taking Sonko’s Ksh. 600,000

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Nairobi’s Jevanjee Estate residents  are now crying foul claiming that they were  manipulated and given a raw deal by Governor Mike Sonko’s administration in the urban renewal project that saw them  evicted from county government  houses.

Speaking to  Ghetto Radio News one of the tenants by the name Abdul Sandeko says that Sonko’s officials manipulated them first giving them Ksh. 600,000 before signing an agreement.

Sandeko says that after banking the cheques the  county officials later gave them documents that had no county officials’ signature hence trapping them.

‘‘Former governor Evans Kidero promised us a better deal, but  when Sonko took over things moved very first the developer came with county officials we were  not given enough notice to vacate, they  went ahead and  wrote for us  Ksh. 600,000 cheque for all affected tenants  before  negotiating with them…the agreement later came out surprisingly Cityhall did not sign anywhere,” Sandeko said.

“You know when someone gives you Ksh. 600,000 and you are hungry and not have a job, will you refuse?” posed Sandeko.

Sandeko further states that they are currently worried that two months have elapsed since they were evicted and nothing is apparently going on.

Associations like the Woodley Kenyatta Associations that had showed up purporting to fight for the Jevanjee residents have since vanished into thin air.

They are now calling on the government to ensure that the 80  tenants affected by the project are granted first priority when the houses are complete.

They fear that the deal that was  reached may see them out of Jevanjee despite being original occupants of the houses.

‘‘We are asking the government to help  us before cartels takes over this project even at the end  we still have house deposits  that  should be given to us,’’ he added.

Other estates in Nairobi earmarked for the urban renewal programme include Ziwani Easte, Makongeni Estate and Woodley Estate.


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