Rogue officials at the Nairobi county’ City Hall and two Nairobi County Assembly Members (MCAs) alongside a businessman of Somali origin are believed to be behind the land-grabbing attempt of a public parking space in Nairobi’s Maringo area in Makadara constituency.
Reports on the ground indicate that the alleged land grabber identified as Abdul has already installed rental containers.
However, the Nairobi County administration, under governor Johnson Sakaja has since marked the developments for demolition.
“Abdul, with the help of a local politician and rogue City Hall, officials are behind this illegal seizure of public space. They are taking advantage since the current Sub County Administrator was newly posted in the area after their earlier attempts were thwarted by the predecessor.” one source said.
The office of the Makadara Assistant County Commissioner has already written to the developer warning that the ongoing construction is illegal.
Cases of illegal seizure of public and private land have been on the rise in the city, targeting unoccupied spaces.
The two politicians and the private developer who reportedly claimed he bought the public land from a private person are already under active probe by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
“There is a land-grabbing cartel working in cahoots with county employees to dispossess people of their land and public land in Eastleigh, Starehe amd Kilimani.” the source added.
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