We Won’t Pay Those Evicted in Pangani – Says Governor Sonko

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Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has said residents affected by the demolitions carried out in Pangani will not receive any payment.

The governor was responding to a query on Twitter from a user identified as @jumaf3 who asked Sonko why residents were evicted without any compensation.

The user also questioned the move to carry out the activity at midnight.

Sonko said those not paid were the ones who refused to take the money and therefore will not receive compensation.

The county boss challenged those affected to go to court.

“We shall not allow development plans to be politicised,” Sonko said.

Pangani residents were awakened by sounds of bulldozers and noisy county officers on Monday midnight.

The eviction was undertaken by the county government to make room for new housing units, which are among those planned to solve the housing crisis in the city.

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