May 16, 2022

Government evicts residents of Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum in Nairobi

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Residents of Mukuru Kwa Njenga woke up to demolitions on Monday morning.
The residents of one of Nairobi’s biggest slums were treated inhuman and their rights were violated.
Nairobi regional commissioner James Kianda said the demolitions will continue being supervised by the security agencies.
He added that the demolitions are expected to open the area for the expansion of Catherine Ndereba Road.

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He asked the residents residing along road reserves in Mukuru Kwa Njenga slums to vacate and allow the ongoing demolition in the area.
The commissioner stated that the road will connect the Nairobi Expressway with Industrial Area and open up the slum.
“This road will act as an exit from the Expressway at a link road that is being constructed around City Cabanas junction. Businesses that are situated along the road, like Jua Kali are expected to pick up,” Kianda said.

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The commissioner asked residents to pave way for the construction.
“The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and security officers will supervise the demolition of the informal structures that have been set up. We ask residents to cooperate with the contractors,” Kianda said.
Kianda said that the new road will also reduce traffic congestion and enable the residents to access social amenities once completed.



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