Thousands of families have been left homeless after they woke up to demolitions on the morning of March 27, 2021, in Nairobi's Njiru estate.

Several victims of the exercise alleged that they had not been notified of the demolitions thus being caught off guard.

Residents rushed to salvage some of their properties as the bulldozers flattened the houses in the area.

File image of demolitions in Kariobangi on May 3, 2020. |Photo| Courtesy|

The demolition disrupted traffic flow along Kangundo Road on the morning of March 27.

There were reports of residents being injured in the course of the demolition exercise, however, NairobiLeo.co.ke, could not ascertain the allegations.

The demolitions in Njiru follow in the steps of a similar exercise conducted in Ruai and Kariobangi in 2020.

Conducted jointly by the Ministries of Lands and Water, the demolitions are part of the process to evict people from the disputed 3000-acre sewage land.

This is meant to allow for the expansion of the Dandora Sewerage Treatment Plant.

8,000 residents were left homeless on May 3, 2020, after their houses were demolished.

Principal Secretary Ministry of Water and Sanitation Joseph Irungu at the time, stated that the expansion of the sewerage plant was critical for Nairobi City and its dwellers.

"We’ll reclaim any land belonging to Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company.

"It's not very easy and it has a lot of emotions but we have to set aside the emotions and face reality. In this case, we won't take our sewage treatment plants to neighbouring counties, we have to manage it within the designated areas within Nairobi County," Irungu had stated.

File image of demolitions in Kariobangi on May 3, 2020. |Photo| Courtesy|