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‘We Have Run Out Of Compensation’ Jeevanjee Estate Residents Cry

A section of former residents of Jeevanjee Estate which is currently under construction under the Nairobi Affordable Housing Program have called for the speeding up of the project whose period of completion of two years has lapsed.

Abduli Sandeko who spoke to Ghetto Radio News says that they have already run out of the Ksh. 6,000 compensation fee awarded to them to rent out other houses as they awaited the completion of the project.

“The amount of money offered to us was the relocation fee was Ksh. 6,000 which was to cater for moving our household items to our new homes,” says Abduli.

According to him, they ought to have been given a place to stay temporarily as they await the construction of the estate to be done.

He adds that no communication has been made to them and that they are still in the dark about how the project is going on and  the causes behind its delay.

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Abduli shares that life after relocation has not been easy since some of them resorted to dwelling in slums so that the cost of living could be bearable.

“We have suffered alot since relocating to a place one is not used to is hard. We hoped the project would come to a close this year but that is not yet the case,” says Abduli as he expressed his fears of the project being slowed down by the upcoming August general elections.

Their only plea to the NMS is for them to be assured that they will secure themselves houses once the project is finished.

By Stella Anyango