Nairobi slum dwellers plan to sue firms over land

Residents of Mukuru Kwa Ruben slums in Nairobi’s Embakasi area go about their business last month. Photo/STEPHEN MUDIARI

What you need to know:

  • Documents in our possession indicate that Mr Jirongo has a 99-year lease on the land as from 1990 through Kuza Farms and Allied Ltd, one of his business companies.
  • According to the group’s research, nearly 70 per cent of all houses in Nairobi comprise of single 10 x 10 shacks made of wood, mud, tin, galvanised sheets or wattle.

A presidential aspirant is among dozens of influential politicians and businessmen who own land on which slums in parts of Nairobi sit.

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