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NMS Warns On Mass Evictions On Public Land

Nairobi Metropolitan Service boss Mohamed Badi has warned that people who have built structures on public land are facing mass evictions.

General Badi said that the NMS was working with other state agencies to reclaim grabbed road reserves and other public land, some of which have been turned into residential areas while others host business ventures

He disclosed this yesterday before Senate Committee on Devolution and Inter-governmental relations, which is investigating forceful evictions in Eastleigh and Pumwani areas.

Houses belonging to doctors and nurses at Pumwani Hospital were demolished following a court order after the ownership of the parcels changed. Also affected in the forceful evictions were employees of Nairobi City Water and Sewerage company. Mr Badi told the committee chaired by Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang’ that change of ownership was done way before NMS was established, and absolve NMS from the evictions in Eastleigh. 

In the planned demolitions, all the 17 sub counties in Nairobi will be affected with Langata Sub County set to be affected the most. 

News Courtesy of The Standard Newspaper

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