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”
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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.