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Police watch helplessly as rival groups clash over control of public toilet in Nairobi CBD

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One of the Accra Road Toilet Managers protesting against the attempted grabbing of the toilet by faction from Dandora PHOTO/ALLAN OTIENO

Police officers today morning watched helplessly as fracas ensued at the Nairobi Central Business District as rival groups clashed over the management of public toilets.

A group from Starehe Constituency claimed that they were being arm twisted to surrender the toilet by two groups from Eastleigh and Dandora estates with the help of close allies of governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

“These groups from Eastleigh and Dandora have been threatening us and using police to fake charges against us yet we have all documents to show that we are the rightful managers of this toilet,” they said.

At some point the police were forced to lob teargas canisters to disperse the crowd.

Calm was later restored after the arrival of Central Police OCS who engaged the warring  faction.

The Starehe Constituency group has now called on the Nairobi Metropolitan  Services boss Major General Badi to move with speed and reign on the cartels using political help of the governor to drive away legit group owning that utility.

“We are tired of these fights let Badi  solve this stalemate once and for all because we pay taxes and we have court documents protecting our group  from victimisation,” they added.

This is not the first time these groups are fighting over the public toilets which have now  become a cash cow for politicians’ sycophants in the city.

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