Govt shall not compensate slum dwellers
16 November 2011, 18:59
Nairobi - Reports by Capital News indicate that the government will not compensate any settlers living in Kyang’ombe and Maasai villages of Embakasi constituency, following the demolitions of the slums over allegations that they had been built on land belonging to the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Transport Minister Amos Kimunya said that The government has no plan to offer alternative sites to the evictees because they had illegally occupied land belonging to KAA and the government cannot compensate people who grab private land as it would encourage the trend to continue.
The two villages were demolished last month and saw several shanties brought down, despite a pending court case.
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