Tuesday July 16, 2019-Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, has said the owners of 48 houses that were demolished by City Council on Monday were compensated and given notice of eviction in June.

On Monday night, 16 bulldozers from Nairobi County Government started breaking windows, doors and walls of the houses.

"They came with around 15 bulldozers accompanied by a group of rowdy youths who provided security and were ready to deal with anyone who dared to oppose demolitions," said one of the residents.

Pangani is among Nairobi's seven estates that are earmarked for redevelopment by the county government.

The upgrading exercise was supposed to commence in August 2018 but was delayed due to compensation issues.

 In May, the county government paid out Sh 28.8 million to 48 house owners who were supposed to vacate the area to pave way for construction of 1,500 affordable housing units.

 According to Governor Sonko who led the compensation, each tenant was awarded Sh 600, 000 to facilitate relocation.


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