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“Tutaenda Wapi?”, Over 5,000 Families Decry After Gov't Leaves Them Homeless In Mass Demolitions

Over 5,00 families in Embu have been evicted from their houses following a mass demolition by the Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA)-a government cooperation under the ministry of environment.

TARDA did the exercise in Makima Area, claiming that it was necessary since they had to reclaim the riparian land.

Apart from residents, a number of traders are also counting losses after their business buildings were uprooted by bulldozers in Ndungu market in the same area.

Residents are now decrying that they have been left homeless and nowhere to go especially after they were not even served with a notice before the demolitions.

“Tutatenda wapi? Tumekuwa tukiishi hapa kwa miaka mingi sasa na hatuna mahali pa kwenda (where will we go? we have been living here for years)”, one resident decried.

Another resident narrated how they were ambushed by police with men in bulldozers who only gave them a short time to grab their things and go.

According to reports, the demolitions comes a month after TARDA had issued eviction notices to people living near Kiambere Dam and Masinga dams.


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Embu Makima Area Tumekuwa Tutaenda Wapi Tutatenda


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