Embakasi Central MP Gathiru arrested as estate demolition turns ugly
Embakasi Central MP Benjamin Gathiru aka Mejja Donk has been arrested.
He was seized on Tuesday morning moments after he arrived at Nyama Villa estate in Kayole where demolitions had begun.
Gathiru had demanded to be given the eviction notice after residents complained that they were not told in advance.
Others claimed that the landlords were informed but did not tell their tenants.
There was heavy police presence as the excavators sneaked their way through Spine Road.
Some residents were seen loading their belongings onto mkokotenis (hand carts) in haste.
A number of sofa sets, suitcases, beds and other household items were also bundled outside the premises.
Reports also emerged that electricity had been disconnected as early as 4am.
It is alleged that a private developer is behind the demolition in a bid to reclaim 20hectares of his land.
— Josiah Adiema Adiema (@AdiemaAdiema) December 18, 2018
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