Residents of Ziwani area in Starehe constituency live in fear of being evicted by the Nairobi city county after being handed 30 days eviction notices on 8th last month to vacate houses that belong to the city county.
This is following a determination of a case brought to court in 2010 between Assets Procurement and Development Company Limited against Kenya Brewares Limited and other two contractors.
Speaking to Ghetto radio one of the residents say they are however sensing malice over the eviction as county officials want them to vacate and replace them with their preferred tenants.
“They want to evict us and put their people in these houses, because why can’t they jus let us pay the rates to them?”
According to the notice which was issued on 8th May, the tenants were given 30 days to vacate the houses. They have however stood their grounds and stated that they will not move out.
“If it is urban renewal project, why only target this specific place and leave out other areas. And which are some of the mechanisms they have set up to ensure that we also get houses in the new projects?” he further askas.
A notice seen by Ghetto Radio says the tenants are supposed to vacate the houses to pave way for the construction of new houses a move that the residents claim is not supposed to start any time soon.
The houses were first contracted by the Kenya Breweries Limited ,then later after their lease was over they handed the ownership of the houses to Assets Procurement and Development company who started to rent them at market rates.