Residents in Nairobi's Njiru area have been left without homes after the government deployed bulldozers to demolish their houses.

More than 5,000 residents in Nairobi’s Njiru area have been affected and left counting huge losses following the demolitions meant to pave way for development projects.

Bulldozers descended on the houses leaving a trail of rubbles and debris in its wake as residents tried in vain to salvage the little they could.

Some of the affected homeowners watched helplessly from a distance as their houses went down as it was too late to rescue anything.

Paving Way For Gov't Projects

The structures comprised finished multi-storey buildings, some awaiting owners to move in and others with construction at different stages.

The demolitions in Njiru follow 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.