NLC says no compensation for Kibera evictees

NLC says no compensation for Kibera evictees

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Kibera residents will not be compensated to pave way for construction of Ngong Road-Kungu Karumba-Lang’ata link road.

The decision was announced by National Lands Commission, Kenya National Human Rights Commission and Urban Roads Authority on Tuesday.

The two commissions said the land belongs to the government and the development of the proposed link road will proceed as planned.

NLC Vice Chairperson Abigael Mbagaya said only the owners of the structures on the 10acre land will be compensated through the Resettlement Action Plan.

“The transport corridor is on public land. Most of the residents built structures on the land and NLC will not compensate for that. All we shall do is to pay the occupiers in good faith,” she said.

Her sentiments were echoed by KNCHR’s Kagwiria Mbogori who said the mapped area approximately 10 acres was occupied by structure owners but that will not stop the project to continue.

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