At least 5,000 Kenyans have been left homeless following abrupt demolitions on Monday morning in Kariobangi North, Nairobi.
The residents of “Kariobangi kwa chief” are now up in arms after officers from the Nairobi County government.
It is alleged that the over 700 families have been occupying the piece of land that is owned by the Nairobi Water and Sewage Company and was acquired illegally.
However, according to the residents, some families are reported to be having valid title deeds for the controversial peace of land.
Rendered homeless with nowhere to go, the residents now say they are at higher risks of contracting the coronavirus disease and other waterbone diseases due to the ongoing heavy rains.
They are now appealing to the national and county governments to come to their aid and grant them a roof and basic needs.