Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria on Thursday hit out at those behind the evictions in Kariobangi saying it was ill-timed.
Taking to his social media pages, the legislator said he acknowledged that the move is aimed at paving way for an ‘ultra-modern’ city project but could have been done at a later date considering what the country is currently going through.
“I understand that the Kariobangi Sewage evictions are meant to clear the land to set up sewage disposal for an ambitious forthcoming Ultra-Modern City project. But for crying out loud it’s not that the Ultra-Modern City project is being built tomorrow.
“How does one reconcile their conscience to see women and children evicted when they are suffering from lack of money, acute food shortage, unforgiving rains and battling with Corona Virus?” asked Kuria.
Adding: “How does it benefit you to own the whole world and lose your soul? You will burn in hell”
Residents of Kariobangi Sewage Estate On Monday woke to the sound of bulldozers demolishing their houses.
The demolition was conducted by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company and left over 5,000 families homeless.
The water firm said it was reclaiming land which they claimed belong to them and had been encroached on by the residents.
Many were irked by the exercise as it was carried despite a court order to the contrary. The victims also claim they were given only 24 hours to vacate their premises.
To compound the situation, the thousands of families were thrust into homelessness during a rainy season, and at a time that Nairobi is under movement restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus.