Huruma residents ponder future as demolitions begin

An excavator demolishes a residential building in Huruma estate on May 7, 2016 that was considered unsafe. For most of Huruma residents the problem is not the time to look for alternative housing, but the money to pay rent in any of the buildings that have escaped demolition. PHOTO | ANTHONY OMUYA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • For Ms Awuor, the demolitions have meant she is homeless since she cannot afford the rent that has escalated since the demolitions started.
  • Last week, Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero halted the demolitions for seven days to allow the affected people to move.

Eunice Awuor was in the crowd on Saturday afternoon when Public Service Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki visited Huruma to relaunch the National Youth Service activities in the area.


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