Makadara Member of Parliament George Aladwa was chased away from the Government office after he arrived with a group of traders who were protesting the demolition of their business premises.
Reports indicated that the Makadara lawmaker had gone to the Makadara Deputy County Commissioner’s office on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 to serve a court order stopping the ongoing eviction of 4,000 traders at Uhuru Market along Jogoo road.
The ODM legislator was accompanied by Maringo/Hamza Member of County Assembly (MCA) Mark Ndung’u who almost got into a fight with the police officers after they were chased from the Government premise.
“We came to serve this court order but we were told that they were having tea and we should wait. Did they wait for our traders before demolishing their businesses?” Ndung’u stated.
Aladwa stated that they had spent Ksh200,000 to obtain a court order stopping the evictions and would pursue the matter until they get justice.
“Here is the court order and the receipt. We paid it without asking the traders for money. We will follow through until justice is served,” Aladwa said.
The MP had accused the government of frustrating the residents particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic period during the recent evictions in various parts of Nairobi.
“It is wrong for any government of the day to subject its citizens to double tragedy where they have to battle the hard-economic times brought about by Covid-19 and at the same time being told to look for new homes at a time when the same government has restricted movement,” Aladwa said.