Kibera Residents Given Eviction Notice for Construction of Road

Thousands of Kibera residents were on Tuesday given a 12-day eviction notice to allow construction of Ngong Road-Kibera-Kungu Karumba-Lang'ata link road.

In a statement signed by the Secretary, National Buildings Inspectorate and Chairman, Multi-sectoral committee on Unsafe Structures M.A Nyakiongora, the structures should be removed before July 16, 2018.

"The construction of Ngong Road - Kibera - Kungu Karumba - Lang'ata link Road is at an advanced stage. However, there are illegal structures which are on the said road reserve that have hindered the construction works at Kibera.

"This is, therefore, to give public notice that these structures must be removed before 16th July, 2018. Upon the expiry of this notice, any structures or property found on the specified corridor will be demolished or removed from the road reserve at the trespassers' risk and cost," the statement read.

[caption caption="The notice for the removal of illegal structure on the road reserve"][/caption]

Earlier in June, hundreds of families were left homeless following demolitions along the railway in Kibera.

Residents stated that they were not served with an eviction notice as administration police started the demolitions near the railway.

There were only rumours the night before the demolitions that the houses would be brought down.

On the other hand, Kenya Railways stated that the residents had been given notice for two years but still refused to relocate.

The state parastatal added that the residents even resisted attempts to shift them to houses that had been constructed in another area.

Here is the video courtesy of NTV:


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