By Jacob Oluoch
After a huge battle with Makasembo estate residents Kisumu County Governor Peter Anyang Nyong’o has finally come to an agreement with the residents over their relocation and compensation fee.
Addressing the press, Governor Nyong’o together with lapfund CEO David Koros assured the residents that their rights will be defended in the whole process.
“Today we are here to witness issuance of cheques to Makasembo residents to enable them relocate to better places as we develop this estate. Kenyan constitution says, every Kenyan has a right to stay in a good place, right to education and proper medication… that’s why we are implementing a policy to all,” said Kisumu governor.
There was a tussle between the Kisumu County Government and the Makasembo residents who were disputing the Ksh. 96,000 fee terming it as inadequate. The residents claim that they have been short-changed in the deal.
“We are going to face them head on. We are not going to joke with them. With Ksh 96,000 where am i going to settle in Kisumu?” affected resident told Ghetto Radio News last week.