“Sonko ni Governor wakutenda…”What Maurice Ochieng 43, whose house was demolished in Kisumu Ndogo, Kibra constituency had to say when he received food stuff and other essentials from Nairobi’s Governor Mike Sonko.
The demolitions took place to pave way for development though residents decry lack of compensation. The Governor, who was accompanied by the golf course MCA Mwangi Njihia, commited to pay mzee Ochieng’s 6 month rentals and donated a water tank, toiletries and foodstuffs. Mzee Ochieng had recently lost his wife and child due to lack of medical funds. Njihia vowed to protect the slum dwellers. “Let there be proper planning and compensation for such evictions.”