Senator Sakaja Slams Govt For Evicting Hundreds Of Families And Terms It As Inhumane

Sakaja has slammed the govt for evicting hundred of families and has termed it as inhumane.

Nairobi Senator Johson Sakaja has come out to defend himself from social media attacks regarding his alleged silence on ongoing evictions in the city.

Agitated netizens trooped to Twitter on Sunday, May 17 to castigate Sakaja for remaining silent amid massive eviction of a people he was elected to represent in the Senate.

Sakaja addressed the matter.

However, the Nairobi senator affirmed his commitment and resolve to address the matter and ensure justice is served for affected families.

The Senator clarified he had already demanded answers from relevant government agencies that ordered for the inhumane evictions.

On May 5, Sakaja rose on the floor of the Senate to seek answers on eviction of Kariobangi North residents. 

In a statement he shared on Sunday, May 17, Sakaja slammed respective agencies for carrying out demolitions amid coronavirus pandemic and in total disregard of court orders.

He said:

I have called out government agencies that despite court orders they have still gone out with impunity to demolish houses at night leaving the Kenyans they are asking to stay at home without homes. The government is contravening it’s own guidelines.

He termed the demolitions as inhumane, ill-advised and untimely.

The Nairobi leader noted relevant government agencies are expected to provide answers before the Senate in the course of next week.

Sakaja also slammed the government for ordering demolition and eviction of Ruai residents at night.

In a span of one month, the government has demolished hundreds of houses in Kariobangi North and Ruai area, leaving thousands of families homeless and hopeless.

(H/T Tuko)


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