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Tension in Kibera over eviction threat
An aerial view of the Kibera slum that is being upgraded in line with Vision 2030 development strategy. Photo/FAITH NJUGUNA
Posted Sunday, September 13 2009 at 16:28
Tension is high in Kibera's Makini slums as members of Nubian community Sunday threatened to evict all residents from the area claiming that it is their ancestral land.
And on Sunday, rowdy Nubian youth set fire on an office used by Nubian elders who are assisting the government in spearheading the slum upgrading programme accusing them of being insincere and vowed to evict anyone from the area in the presence of police officers.
Local residents said the youth were going round threatening them with death if they continued staying in the area.
Letters seen by Nation that was used to threatening members from other communities claimed to be signed by a Mr Sheik Mohamed called on all non-Nubians to move from the plot or else face unexplained consequences.
"You must vacate this land by May 1 or else you will face dire consequences" alleged the undated letter seen by Nation.
Local residents said youths from the community are suspect
ed to be behind a criminal gang that is terrorising them at night.
"We have told the police about this but nothing is being done" said Mrs Teresia Oloo who said she had been evicted from her house and a mosque erected on where it stood.
"We are living in fear but we have nowhere to go. The government should come to our rescue" she added.
Some of the youth interviewed by Nation said they were fighting for their rights since they believed their fathers were the rightful owners of the land.
"Kibera belongs to Nubi and once the slum upgrading programme is on; we want to be given the title deeds of this plots" said Mr Abdi Noor "this is our land and we want title deeds as we had been promised by the prime minister".
He said the slum was originally a military reserve for Nubian soldiers who served in the Kenya African Rifles.
"The Kibera lands committee has gone through the necessary procedures and the Prime Minister is expected to hand over the land before launching the Soweto slum upgrading programme," he said.
Sisi tutajenga Manzese na kule Tandale lini?
Duu hatua kubwa sana katika Housing project ever happened in eastern Africa. Hata WB wakiona ujenzi huu hawatasita kuwapa loran kubwa na za nafuu . Bongo Manzase na kwingineko Ngarenaro, Ungalimited Arusha, sijui lini wataplan kind of project.
tusubiri Mh Pinda aende na huko Kibera akaone projects za huko......ili na sisi tuige.......kwi kwi kwi.............
kweli inashangaza sana.......yaani hawa viongozi wetu hawajui kuwa wataalamu wetu wa nyumbani wanaweza mpaka wakaambiwe nje ya nchi.......kwamba tumieni wataalamu!
Nakumbuka kuna kipindi nafikiri mwaka juzi kama si mwaka jana mwanzoni, kulikuwa na tetesi kuwa UN Habitat wametenga pesa kwa ajili ya kui-develop Manzese. Sasa sijui huo mpango umeishia wapi.
A community resource center in Soweto East includes a medical clinic with a video link to a major Nairobi hospital where specialists are on call. (Greg Scruggs) - See more at: Turning Kibera’s mud huts into apartment towers | Citiscope
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