Nairobi ODM Chairman and Makadara Member of Parliament George Aladwa was on April 14, 2021, chased away from government offices.

This is after he arrived with a mob of traders who were protesting the demolition of their businesses by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS).

Aladwa had charged into the Makadara Deputy County Commissioner's office to serve them with a court order blocking the eviction of 4,000 traders whose premises were demolished at Uhuru Market along Jogoo Road.

Police intervened and chased the MP away along with several local leaders who had accompanied him in solidarity with the traders.


The officers stated that the MP and the traders had violated the set Covid-19 mitigation measures in the country.

“We came to serve this court order but we were told that they were having tea and we should wait. Did they wait for our traders before demolishing their businesses?” Maringo/Hamza MCA Mark Ndung'u argued.

The MCA was involved in a scuffle with the police.

Aladwa stated that he had spent Ksh200,000 to obtain the court order stopping the demolitions.

The legislator alleged that the land was allocated irregularly allocated to an Eritrean national at the expense of local traders.

“Here is the court order and the receipt. We paid it without asking the traders for money. We will follow through until justice is served,” Aladwa stated.

He accused the deputy county commissioner of colluding with land grabbers and spread false narratives that the MP was behind the demolitions.

The MP led the crowds in chants, appealing to the government to transfer the DCC.

Aladwa urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to consider the welfare and fate of the traders.

“It is wrong for any government of the day to subject its citizens to double tragedy where they have to battle the hard-economic times brought about by Covid-19 and at the same time being told to look for new homes at a time when the same government has restricted movement,” Aladwa said.