Mathare Resettlement Petition Faces Objection

A meeting was held last Thursday 22nd March in Mathare kwa maji to plan and initiate a campaign dubbed “SAVE ME I SAVE YOU”. The meeting was chaired by Former Ngong MCA Paul Supet. The office of Ngong Mca was represented by Mr Kwaka, Mr Muchiri and Mr Thiong’o. This followed a public participation meeting held at Ngong Youth Centre last Friday, where a petition by Ngong Slums Residents Association chaired by Ngong ward 2017 MCA aspirant Felix “Zipapa” Kariuki Githaiga was discussed, in presence of Kajiado County Assembly Land Committee. The petitions seeks resettlement of Ngong “Mathare” Slum dwellers.

Supet together with those present requested the office of Ngong Mca to organize a public meeting next week on Friday 30th March 2018 at 2pm “kwa maji” Mathare with the main points of discussion as follows:
• MCA office via Kajiado County Assembly to find out who are the members of Ngong Slums Residents Association and make it public during the meeting.
• A counter petition will be proposed.
• Association representatives to be elected.
• Those who will be affected to be told where they will be relocated.

During the public participation held at Ngong Youth Fund centre, most of the people present were in support of the petition but Paul Supet objected and said he and many others are not members of Ngong Slums Residents Association and therefore it cannot represent their interest.

In response to Supet’s objection, Mr Felix “Zipapa” Kariuki said the Association is inclusive and it will look after the interest of all those residing in Mathare.
You can read the whole petition here at https://askmapengo.com/2018/03/24/petitions/

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