In Summary

  • The opposition leader blocked police
  • Raila was poised to visit the site where hundreds of residents have been evicted

Azimio la Umoja leader, Raila Odinga was on Tuesday, October 17 blocked from accessing the Mavoko Portland Cement eviction and demolitions.

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While in the company of other Azimio leaders including Wiper Party Leader, Kalonzo Musyoka and Machakos Governor, Wavinya Ndeti, Raila was poised to visit the site where hundreds of residents have been evicted and had their properties demolished.

“After clearing what we are doing, we can allow you to come,” one of the officers was captured in a video telling them.

The officer leading the demolitions argued that Raila and his team would interfere with the ongoing process, arguing that

“We are not destroying (the houses), we are bringing the land back to its original phase”.

“We are here to see the civilians who have been affected. We are not here to interfere with the exercise,” Raila countered.

Despite pleas from Ndeti, Kalonzo and Nairobi Senator, Edwin Sifuna, the officer refused to let them through, claiming they had received orders from above that no one should be allowed on the site, despite Kalonzo arguing that the officers were following orders blindly.

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