Blame game as Kisauni residents still in the cold after demolitions

Demolished: Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba (centre in cap) visiting his constituents after they spent a day in the cold after their houses were demolished by a private developer. He blamed the county government for failure to protect its people. Area police boss Julius Wanjohi said they were acting on a court order when they oversaw the demolitions. Governor Joho on his part blamed the national government for the demolitions. PHOTO/WINNIE ATIENO.

What you need to know:

  • Three people died and scores of others were injured during the demolitions.
  • Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba said the county government has failed to protect Kisauni residents against land grabbers.
  • Mr Bedzimba questioned how the people could be evicted without an eviction notice.
  • Area police boss Mr Julius Wanjohi said they were acting on a court order.
  • Governor Joho who also visited the residents after the demolitions condemned the act and warned the police against evicting people.
  • In the meantime the residents continue spending nights in the cold.

The Mombasa County government has been accused of failing to protect the residents from a private developer who demolished their houses in Kisauni Constituency.

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