Monday, August 15, 2022

President Uhuru orders resettlement of Mukuru Kwa Njenga residents

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the resettlement of residents of Mukuru kwa Njenga who evicted during the Christmas holiday.

Delivering the President’s message was interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’a who promised the residents government support in rebuilding their shelters as well as allocate them parcels of land in the next 30 days.

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The earlier eviction has been termed by the Interior CS as regrettable promising action against all top government officials involved in the exercise.

“We have begun an ambitious resettlement program for residents of Mukuru kwa Njenga displaced during the regrettable demolitions over the Christmas holiday. Following a presidential order, the government will assist residents rebuild their shelters and a multi-agency Committee officials is working with the community to regularize parcels of land and complete the exercise within 30 days. Administrative action has also been taken against top security officers involved in the unfortunate incident. ” Said CS Matiang’i

Plans are also underway by the government to have an agreement with private individuals believed to be owners of the parcel of land at the center of the disagreement.

Accompanying CS Matiang’i was NMS boss Mohammed Badi, Inspector General Hillary Mutyambai, Lands CS Farida Karoney and Interior PS Karanja Kibicho.

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