Residents owning houses in Nairobi’s Njiru area have been left with huge rubble after intense demolitions flattened 5,000 homes in the wake of the Easter Monday.
The demolitions, according to the government, are to pave way for development projects by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company.
The police offered protection to the after expiration of an earlier notice to vacate the land.
Makadara MP George Aladwa condemned the inhumane demolitions in Njiru, saying the national government has the constitutional responsibility to ensure citizen rights are protected.
”While I welcome all the intended development projects in our sub-county from both the county and national government, it is hard to understand the motivation behind evicting people from their homes at a time when the President has announced cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi,” he said.
He urged leaders to hold the government to account over the inhumane evictions.
“I call on all elected and nominated leaders in Nairobi to unite against these inhumane, brutal and untimely acts that clearly violate the rights of those we represent,” he said.