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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State evicts squatters from Ruai sewerage land (Nairobi County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Vincent Achuka] The government has started evicting hundreds of people who had bought property next to the disputed 3,000-acre piece of land that was dramatically repossessed last week to pave way for the expansion of the Dandora Sewerage Treatment Plant in Ruai, Nairobi. This comes as Deputy President William Ruto denied…


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Mbale Gospel Centre Church destroyed in land row (Vihiga County)

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Share      [Source: Daily Nation, by Derick Luvega] Property of unknown value was destroyed Wednesday morning when about 20 people armed with crude weapons broke into a church in Mbale town in Vihiga County following a land dispute. The land, located within Mbale town, was leased out to the Gospel Centre Church in 1989 by Ms Agnetta…


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No going back to Mau, court tells evictees (Narok County)

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Share      [Source: The Standard, by Julius Chepkwony] Over 3,300 people evicted from the Maasai Mau Forest in November 2019 will stay out of the disputed land until a case they filed in court is determined. Yesterday, a three-judge bench sitting in Nakuru declined to issue conservatory orders sought by the families to compel the government to…


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