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Kileleshwa demolitions continue on second day

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An excavator pulls down some property in Kileleshwa on August 7, 2018. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG

Summary

  • Multiagency operation targets residential houses built along Ring Road Kileleshwa next to Shell Petrol Station, which was demolished on Monday
  • Representatives from the National Environmental Management Authority, the National Youth Service and the Nairobi County administrative offices oversaw the exercise.

Government authorities continued demolishing properties built on land next to Nairobi River on Tuesday, on the second day of the operation.

On Tuesday, the multiagency operation targeted residential houses built along Ring Road Kileleshwa next to Shell Petrol Station, which was demolished on Monday

Representatives from the National Environmental Management Authority, the National Youth Service and the Nairobi County administrative offices oversaw the exercise.

The owners of the homes that were affected on Monday and had replaced their perimeter walls were shocked when the temporary iron sheet walls they had put up were also pulled down.

Residents are still upset by the way the demolition is being carried out.

Rosemary, an owner of Sunflower Apartments said residents should have been sensitised about the demolitions.

"If they had come and told us nicely that we needed to clear land up to a certain level, we would have cooperated," she said

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An excavator pulls down a wall next to a swimming pool in Kileleshwa, August 7, 2018. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NMG