Denis Itumbi, a communications Strategist who also refers to himself as the Hustler Nation Spokesman, has come out to name those behind the demolitions in the Njiru area of Nairobi.
Mr Dennis Itumbi [Photo/Courtesy]
In the said demolitions, over 5000 households were brought now, with very little coverage. The demolitions were said to be for the purpose of paving way for development projects.
Raila allied leaders yesterday condemned the demolitions, which the affected persons claim was without any eviction notice issued to them by the government.
Taking to his social media pages, Itumbi has linked the demolitions to some powerful people, with the orders executed by the Nairobi Metropolitan Service and the Regional Commander in Nairobi.
According to him, a meeting was held on 10 December 2020, according to a classified letter referenced as S/Lnd/6/1/Vol.XI(13) and titled 'Removal of Illegal Structures Njiru (Ageria) Land.
Itumbi claims that on 10 March 2021, the group decided to go ahead with the demolitions and chose 13th and 14th March as the appropriate date. However, fear of resistance from residents made them hold back.
He further alleges that they patiently waited for the partial lockdown before they executed their plans, at night when residents were defenceless, and without any eviction orders.
It is alleged that the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) provided resources and 50 enforcement officers, alongside 150 officers that were provided by the Regional Commander for Nairobi.
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