Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has elicited mixed reactions among Kenyans following his statement on the suspended demolitions of buildings in Nairobi.
In a Facebook post which had a sarcastic undertone, Kuria lauded Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko for halting the demolition works in the city.
Kuria’s post sparked a hot debate online, with a majority of Kenyans faulting the Jubilee government for allowing the demolitions to take place.
Here are some of the reactions.
This comes after Sonko on Thursday ordered the demolitions to be suspended on grounds of humanity.
“I have today declared that no more buildings will be demolished until after the festive season is over. We cannot make families in Nairobi homeless during the festive season when everyone is expecting us to give them peace and a conducive environment for the holidays,” said Sonko.
The structures earmarked for demolition were said to be sitting on Kenya Power line reserves, road reserves and on disputed land.
There has been public outcry following the demolition of houses in Nairobi’s Kayole area, leaving over 500 residents homeless.