UN asks State to suspend Nairobi evictions

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Cyrus Ombati] UN officials have asked the government to halt all evictions during the Covid-19 crisis and protect human rights activists who are under threat for defending evictees. The new UN special rapporteurs on the right to housing, Balakrishnan Rajagopal, and on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, made…


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Ruai, Mathare squatters seek to sieze KBC land (Machakos County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Erastus Mulwa] Dozens of people who claim to have been evicted from Ruai and Mathare 4A in Nairobi have now invaded a 1,200-acre property in Matungulu, Machakos County. The land has been the subject of long-standing ownership row pitting the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) against the Komarock Housing Society. Yesterday, individuals…


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Civil society groups threaten to sue Govt after forceful evictions and demolitions

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation] Civil society groups have strongly condemned forceful evictions and demolitions that have been going in several parts of the country and have threatened to sue the Government for violation of human rights. According to the group, more than 7, 000 households of Kariobangi Sewerage Slum, Korogocho Market, Kisumu Ndogo, and Nyayo village…


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Senators want compensation for evicted Kariobangi families (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Collins Omulo and Richard Munguti] The government has come under fire following the demolition of houses in Kariobangi North, Nairobi, an action that left more than 7,000 families homeless. Senators led by the city’s Johnson Sakaja have demanded compensation for the families and legal action against officials involved in the illegal…


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Kariobangi families homeless as houses pulled down (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Collins Omulo] Thousands of Kariobangi sewage slum estate in Kariobangi North have been left homeless following the demolition of their houses. The demolition of the structures was carried out by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company in a bid to reclaim the land where more than 5,000 families have been…


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Police following up on demolitions of private houses in Likoni over illegal fees (Mombasa County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Weldon Kipkemoi] Police are yet to arrest suspects behind a series of demolitions targeting properties owned by non-locals in Likoni, Mombasa County. In the latest case, a family whose home was nearing completion in Memon woke up to find it demolished. They had refused to pay Sh100,000 protection fee to a…


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Nyamira County demolishes structures on road reserves

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Stanley Ongwae] The Nyamira County Government has started demolishing buildings constructed on road reserves in Keroka town. Over the past two weeks, the county has demolished premises housing more than 2,000 people. The county’s bulldozer caused a scare in a private hospital housed in one of the targeted buildings, prompting an…


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Nyamira County moves to repossess grabbed land

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Ruth Mbula] Dozens of buildings have been demolished in Keroka town as Nyamira County government moves to repossess grabbed public land. The land was set aside for the construction of a market in the town.  The demolitions have been ongoing for a week has left traders and residents counting heavy losses.…


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